Court told of man’s illness

The man accused of shooting Jill Dando turned up at a drop-in
centre shouting that he had mental health problems on the day she
was killed.

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 last week.

Giving evidence, the centre’s receptionist Rosario Torres said
George told her that he was disabled, that he had mental health
problems and that his GP wouldn’t see him. He also said he needed
to see his solicitor about housing problems.

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. The trial

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