Published 20th February 2018

High Court orders release of detainee with severe mental illness

The High Court has ordered that an immigration detainee, ASK, who suffers from severe mental illness, be released on bail on 25 September 2013 unless by then he had been admitted to hospital under the Mental Health Act 1948.

Mr Justice Mitting made it clear that he expected the Claimant to be admitted to hospital and he has now been transferred to hospital.

Jane Ryan acts for the Claimant.

See the Court order here.

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