The man accused of shooting Jill Dando entered a drop-in centre
screaming that he had mental health problems on the day she was
Barry George screamed: “I need help, I need help,” into an
intercom system at the Hammersmith and Fulham Action for Disability
centre in April 1999, the Old Bailey heard.
Giving evidence, the centre’s receptionist Rosario Torres said
that he had appeared excited and nervous. George told her that he
was disabled, he had mental health problems and that his GP would
not see him. He also said he needed to see his solicitor about
He made an appointment for the next day, but when he returned
two days later he said he had missed it because he was laying
flowers on Dando’s doorstep, said Torres. The centre is about 800
yards from Dando’s home.
George, of Crookham Road, Fulham, denies shooting Dando in the
head on her doorstep in Gowan Avenue in Fulham. The trial