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Jimmy Jedson Charged With Murdering Nurse Patrick Clarke In Mental Health Hospital

'We are greatly saddened to confirm that a member of staff lost his life.'

15/05/2016 21:32

A 40-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a nurse who was stabbed to death in a mental health hospital.

Jimmy Jedson, of Brighton Road, South Croydon, is accused of attacking Patrick Clarke at Southleigh Community Hospital on Thursday, The Press Association reported.

He will appear in custody at Bromley Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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Mr Clarke, 68, suffered knife wounds

Mr Clarke, 68, from Caterham in Surrey, suffered a number of knife wounds when he was attacked at the private medical facility which provides treatment and rehabilitation for adults with long-term mental health problems.

A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

A spokesman for the hospital said: "We are greatly saddened to confirm that a member of staff lost his life following an incident in the hospital.

"Our deepest sympathies are with his family, friends and colleagues. He was a valued and respected member of staff who will be deeply missed."

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'We are greatly saddened to confirm that a member of staff lost his life'
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The Southleigh Community Hospital in Croydon
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