Peter Barnes inquest

An inquest jury finds gross failures and neglect by staff led to the death of Peter Barnes. His family now say lessons must be learned at the pyschiatric hospital involved.

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'It should never have been allowed' says bereaved mother

The mother of patient, found dead in the grounds of a hospital a week after he went missing, says it should never have been allowed to happen.

An inquest jury decided that neglect by staff led to the death of Peter Barnes at a psychiatric hospital in West Yorkshire.

His family, from Lincoln, today visited the spot where Peter died to lay flowers. His mother Karen said she hoped lessons would be learnt from her son's death.

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