Cannibal report is delayed

A LONG-awaited report into the health care of cannibal Peter Bryan, who ate part of a man s brain, has been delayed. It was due last week, but is now not likely to be published until May at the earliest. The authors need more time to make amendments, said

A LONG-awaited report into the health care of cannibal Peter Bryan, who ate part of a man's brain, has been delayed.

It was due last week, but is now not likely to be published until May at the earliest.

The authors need more time to make amendments, said health chiefs. There is also the sensitive issue of publishing near to the anniversary of his trial.

Mental health campaigners criticised the decision and called for the report's immediate publication so that lessons could be learned.


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Paranoid schizophrenic Bryan, 39, killed Brian Cherry while in the care of the Newham Centre for Mental Health in Forest Gate.

He killed Mr Cherry in his flat in Walthamstow and cut him up. When police arrived they caught Bryan frying part of the brain. That was in February 2004 - some 11 years after he beat to death 20-year-old Nisha Sheth in her father's clothes shop.

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While on remand in Broadmoor for Mr Cherry's death he killed again when he strangled a fellow patient.

He was jailed for the manslaughter of both men and told he would be held "for the rest of your natural life".

Full story from Pat Coughtrey in this week's Recorder

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