The perils of being a pensioner

Tom, a 35-year-old patient at a psychiatric hospital in the north of the country, tried in 1969 to sell 15 acres of land left to him in his father's will.

5th February, 2005

Tom, a 35-year-old patient at a psychiatric hospital in the north of the country, tried in 1969 to sell 15 acres of land left to him in his father's will. Tom had been a patient in the hospital since 1963, having being transferred there from the Central Mental Hospital after he was found unfit to plead to a charge of arson and assault. Tom, still a detained patient, has argued his innocence since.

In 1969,Tomwas told by his...

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