Investigation Criticised Tyne And Wear Health Chiefs

A mental health worker killed after being savagely stabbed 39 times by a paranoid schizophrenic in his own home should not have visited him alone, a damning report has concluded.

Ronald Dixon broke three knives during the frenzied attack on 22-year-old graduate Ashleigh Ewing after she had gone to his home in Newcastle to deliver a letter telling him he was in debt.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding her death has today heavily criticised health chiefs from Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust and said that Dixon should not have been managed in the community.

How many times this happen every day with other mental health workers?

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 Ashleigh Ewing

Ashleigh Ewing

 Ronald Dixon

Ronald Dixon