Judge orders detention after three left terrified in Southampton flat

Schizophrenic man scared trio with knife

Schizophrenic man scared trio with knife

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Court Reporter

A JUDGE has ordered a Southampton man be detained in a special hospital after hearing how he had terrified three men in a flat while brandishing a knife.

Recorder Alistair Malcolm QC ruled schizophrenic Gary Bellows, who told doctors he had been receiving messages from the television, represented a high risk to the community.

The city crown court was told how Bellows had knocked on the door of the flat at Millbank House where three men were socialising in the early hours. He had not been invited but was let in by the occupant.

The trio however became increasingly concerned for their safety after Bellows became convinced they were hiding something from him.

Prosecutor Dawn Hyland told the city crown court how Bellows began rambling and getting anxious and agitated.

During the drama, he demanded cash and cannabis, ripped out the back of a freezer, tried to pull a heater away from a wall, stabbed open video cases, and slashed a sofa convinced something was inside it, saying over and over again, ‘”I know I’m getting close.”

At one point, he pressed a kitchen knife against one of the men’s faces and was only overpowered when the victim grabbed the blade, cutting his hands.

Following a 999 call, police arrived to find two of the men sitting on Bellows who was pinned to the floor.

Bellows, 39, of no fixed abode, admitted two counts of robbery and one each of attempted robbery, causing damage and possessing cannabis.

Richard Martin, defending, said Bellows had been sectioned three months earlier and his family believed he should not have been released. “The system let him down,” he said.

Psychiatrist Claudia Camden-Smith said his condition would improve with treatment so that in time he would be able to lead a full and productive life in the community.

Asked by Mr Martin how long that might be, she replied: “I imagine three or four years, but potentially longer.”

Passing sentence, the judge told Bellows: “What you did was absolutely terrifying for those people and it was driven by your illness.”

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4:08pm Sat 12 Apr 14

massimoosti says...

Gary Bellows - always knew his mind would go having been "on it" since the 80's.

Sad.
Gary Bellows - always knew his mind would go having been "on it" since the 80's. Sad. massimoosti
  • Score: 10

5:08pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Huey says...

What a nutter! Glad he is being locked up, crazed idiot.
What a nutter! Glad he is being locked up, crazed idiot. Huey
  • Score: -20

5:22pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Inform Al says...

Cannabis induced schizophrenia is irreversible, so just what is the trick cyclist on?
Cannabis induced schizophrenia is irreversible, so just what is the trick cyclist on? Inform Al
  • Score: 10

11:58am Sun 13 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Inform Al wrote:
Cannabis induced schizophrenia is irreversible, so just what is the trick cyclist on?
Sources for this bold medical statement please, doctor.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Cannabis induced schizophrenia is irreversible, so just what is the trick cyclist on?[/p][/quote]Sources for this bold medical statement please, doctor. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: -10

1:25pm Sun 13 Apr 14

massimoosti says...

Charlie Bucket wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Cannabis induced schizophrenia is irreversible, so just what is the trick cyclist on?
Sources for this bold medical statement please, doctor.
Its Gary Bellows - cannabis / acid / mdma / speed.

Take your pick.
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Cannabis induced schizophrenia is irreversible, so just what is the trick cyclist on?[/p][/quote]Sources for this bold medical statement please, doctor.[/p][/quote]Its Gary Bellows - cannabis / acid / mdma / speed. Take your pick. massimoosti
  • Score: 5

1:57pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Inform Al says...

Charlie Bucket wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Cannabis induced schizophrenia is irreversible, so just what is the trick cyclist on?
Sources for this bold medical statement please, doctor.
Look it up for yourself, like I did.
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Cannabis induced schizophrenia is irreversible, so just what is the trick cyclist on?[/p][/quote]Sources for this bold medical statement please, doctor.[/p][/quote]Look it up for yourself, like I did. Inform Al
  • Score: 10

3:05pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

massimoosti wrote:
Charlie Bucket wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Cannabis induced schizophrenia is irreversible, so just what is the trick cyclist on?
Sources for this bold medical statement please, doctor.
Its Gary Bellows - cannabis / acid / mdma / speed.

Take your pick.
Did you even read my post?
[quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Cannabis induced schizophrenia is irreversible, so just what is the trick cyclist on?[/p][/quote]Sources for this bold medical statement please, doctor.[/p][/quote]Its Gary Bellows - cannabis / acid / mdma / speed. Take your pick.[/p][/quote]Did you even read my post? Charlie Bucket
  • Score: -5

3:10pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Inform Al wrote:
Charlie Bucket wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Cannabis induced schizophrenia is irreversible, so just what is the trick cyclist on?
Sources for this bold medical statement please, doctor.
Look it up for yourself, like I did.
Seems you didn't look anything up at all.

https://www.sane.org
/information/factshe
ets-podcasts/547-can
nabis-and-psychotic-
illness

Directly contradicts your claim. You're welcome.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Cannabis induced schizophrenia is irreversible, so just what is the trick cyclist on?[/p][/quote]Sources for this bold medical statement please, doctor.[/p][/quote]Look it up for yourself, like I did.[/p][/quote]Seems you didn't look anything up at all. https://www.sane.org /information/factshe ets-podcasts/547-can nabis-and-psychotic- illness Directly contradicts your claim. You're welcome. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: -10

5:47pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

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Ah, Echo Reader. So predictable.
"If we downvote it enough, it stops being true! If we downvote it enough, it stops being true! If we downvote it enough, it stops being true! If we downvote it enough, it stops being true! If we downvote it enough, it stops being true! If we downvote it enough, it stops being true! If we downvote it enough, it stops being true! If we downvote it enough, it stops being true! If we downvote it enough, it stops being true! If we downvote it enough, it stops being true! If we downvote it enough, it stops being true! If we downvote it enough, it stops being true! If we downvote it enough, it stops being true! If we downvote it enough, it stops being true! If we downvote it enough, it stops being true! If we downvote it enough, it stops being true! If we downvote it enough, it stops being true! If we downvote it enough, it stops being true! " Ah, Echo Reader. So predictable. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: -15

7:36am Mon 14 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

More downvotes, please. I hear I can trade them in for food stamps.
More downvotes, please. I hear I can trade them in for food stamps. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: -10

3:09pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Inform Al says...

Charlie Bucket wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Charlie Bucket wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Cannabis induced schizophrenia is irreversible, so just what is the trick cyclist on?
Sources for this bold medical statement please, doctor.
Look it up for yourself, like I did.
Seems you didn't look anything up at all.

https://www.sane.org

/information/factshe

ets-podcasts/547-can

nabis-and-psychotic-

illness

Directly contradicts your claim. You're welcome.
Obviously the dealers have their own information for idiots to follow.
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Cannabis induced schizophrenia is irreversible, so just what is the trick cyclist on?[/p][/quote]Sources for this bold medical statement please, doctor.[/p][/quote]Look it up for yourself, like I did.[/p][/quote]Seems you didn't look anything up at all. https://www.sane.org /information/factshe ets-podcasts/547-can nabis-and-psychotic- illness Directly contradicts your claim. You're welcome.[/p][/quote]Obviously the dealers have their own information for idiots to follow. Inform Al
  • Score: 10

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