The mother of a man with mental health problems who was shot
dead last week by police at Heathrow after threatening them with a
replica gun, may sue the agencies she claims failed to help
Maureen Larkins is reported to be considering legal action
against Hounslow council, which she says ignored her pleas to offer
son Keith services in the weeks before he died.
Keith Larkins, aged 33, was seen by staff at the West London
Mental Health Trust at the end of May, but failed to keep an
appointment a week later. A home visit was scheduled for the day
after his death.
In a joint statement, the trust and council said: “This is
a very upsetting incident for everyone concerned and every sympathy
goes out to his family. We will be doing everything possible to
understand what led to this happening.”