The Mental Health Act is not a tool to detain would-be terrorists. The very idea is dangerous

The legislation cannot and should not be used to plug a gap in criminal law, writes mental health expert Anthony O’Brien.In the wake of such an atrocity such as the terrorist attack at Lynmall shopping centre there is an understandable search for reasons, causes and explanations – anything that helps us make sense of such … Continue reading The Mental Health Act is not a tool to detain would-be terrorists. The very idea is dangerous