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Farncombe death: son detained under Mental Health Act

Wey Court, Farncombe

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 2:52pm 12th April 2018. (Updated at 5:14pm 12th April 2018)

A man who killed his own mother in Farncombe has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Police were called to Mary Steel's property in Wey Court on 29 October following a report of a concern for safety.

The 79 year-old was found with serious injuries and later died at the scene.

Her son, 57 year-old Nicholas Anthony Steel from Meadrow, denied murdering her, but pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

He has now been detained under Section 37 of the Mental Health Act, with restrictions under Section 41.


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