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A paranoid schizophrenic accused of murder was wrongly diagnosed with Asperger's

The man accused of murdering a great-grandfather at the roadside - moments after a minor car crash - had been wrongly diagnosed with Asperger's.

Jurors in the trial of Matthew Daley were today told the 35-year-old is, in fact a paranoid schizophrenic whose illness had gone undiagnosed for years.

Donald Lock, who was 79, died next to the A24 at Findon near Worthing last July. He'd been stabbed 39 times.

The court previously heard how Matthew Daley had been suffering from mental health problems for a decade. He denies murder but admits the attack claiming diminished responsibility. Charlotte Wilkins reports from Lewes Crown Court.

Doctors warned that man accused of murdering pensioner 'could hurt someone'

Don Lock was stabbed to death in July last year Credit: Sussex Police

The father of a man accused of murdering a pensioner had warned doctors his son could 'hurt someone or worse' if he wasn't given the treatment he needed.

That's what a jury was told today at the trial into the death of Donald Lock from Sussex.

The retired solicitor from Worthing was stabbed 39 times in a frenzied attack on the A24 near Findon last July.

Matthew Edward Daley, who's 35 and formerly of St Elmo Road, Worthing, denies murder.

You can watch Abigail Bracken's report from Lewes Crown Court by clicking on the link below.


Judge tells Forrest: "You must pay the price"

Jeremy Forrest Credit: PA Images

Judge Michael Lawson QC sentenced Forrest to four and a half years for the five offences of sexual activity with a child and one year for the offence of child abduction, to run consecutively.

He told Forrest: "Your behaviour in this period has been motivated by self-interest and has hurt and damaged many people - her family, your family, staff and pupils at the school and respect for teachers everywhere.

"It has damaged you too but that was something you were prepared to risk, you now have to pay that price."

Forrest, wearing a grey suit, white shirt and tie, showed no emotion but nodded to his family as he was taken down to the cells.


Justice has been done in Forrest case, says MP

Stephen Lloyd MP Credit: Meridian

Stephen Lloyd MP said: “I am glad that justice has been done and Jeremy Forrest has been convicted of abducting my constituent, a schoolgirl from Bishop Bell in Eastbourne. His behaviour was manipulative and a total dereliction of trust as a teacher.

"My thoughts are with the young girl, her mother and all her family at this difficult time. I earnestly hope they can now move forward.”

He added: “Bishop Bell is a fine school; one of the best in the South East of England. A recent safeguarding report showed they had strong protection systems but they would be the first to say that anything which can be done to make them even better will be done."

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