Anyone who doubts that the UK Government has lost touch with reality should read this story... an Iraqi who killed two doctors in England won the right to stay in this country because sending him home would breach his human rights. There is a happy ending of sorts in that the guy is now dead.... the cops reckon he killed himself but I have another theory, namely that someone decided to kill him and frankly I think whoever did it should be given a medal. The new Dan Shepherd book, out in July, has vigilantism as its theme and I'm starting to become more sympathetic to those who take the law into their own hands. The Iraqi was in Rampton Secure Mental Hospital for many years - a location that features in the Jack Nightingale book that I'm currently writing. He was being prepared for release - can you believe that? He kills two family men who were trying to help him and we let him stay in our country... unbelievable!
An Iraqi immigrant who killed two doctors because he had received 'a command from Allah' has hanged himself just weeks after winning the right to stay in Britain.
Laith Alani, 41, was found dead last week at a secure hospital in West Yorkshire.
Alani has spent most of the last 19 years in a secure hospital after he killed two NHS consultants in a frenzied attack in 1990.
The Home Office wanted him deported on his release but in October he won the right to stay in Britain - because a tribunal ruled he would be a threat to the public if deported to his homeland.
It also ruled that sending him back to Iraq would also be a breach of his human rights.
The tribunal panel, led by senior immigration judge Lance Waumsley, made the decision because if he was sent home he would inevitably be taken off the medication which controls his behaviour.
Alani, 41, who was due to be released in the near future, has been receiving the drug clozapine on the NHS for ten years.
Alani killed consultant cosmetic surgeons Michael Masser and Kenneth Paton, to whom he had been referred for the removal of a tattoo on his arm. He became concerned about treatment delays and tried to remove the tattoo himself with a knife.
The doctors died at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, in November 1990 after Alani was told he would have to wait to have the work done on the NHS.
Mr Masser, 42, who had a seven-year-old daughter, was stabbed six times in the throat and chest. His wife gave birth to their son six weeks before Alani's trial in 1991.
Mr Paton, who had three children, suffered 24 stab wounds in his chest and abdomen.
At his trial, Alani admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility and was sent to Rampton maximum security hospital for an indefinite term.
In 2008 as part of a 'staged preparation for his intended release into normal society' he was moved to a 12-bed residential care home for those with mental health problems.