Psychiatric nurse did not consider Stewart to be a risk, inquiry told

A psychiatric nurse who assessed Robert Stewart, the young
offender who killed Zahid Mubarek at Feltham Young Offender
Institution, did not consider him to be a risk, an inquiry heard
today, writes Maria Ahmed from the

Christopher Kinealy, who met Stewart at Altcourse Prison in
Liverpool prior to Stewart’s transfer to Feltham YOI, told
the public inquiry into Mubarek’s death that Stewart
“was not that unusual” compared to other prisoners.

After the meeting in November 1999, Kinealy wrote that Stewart
had a “long-standing, deep-seated personality
disorder,” but recommended no further action in
Stewart’s medical record, the inquiry heard.

Kinealy said Stewart was not referred to a psychiatrist as he
only made referrals if he thought the prisoner might commit a
serious offence in the future. 

Stewart, then 19, went on to kill Mubarek, also 19 at Feltham
YOI in March 2000.

In his statement to the police following the murder, Kinealy
wrote that Stewart’s condition was

The inquiry continues.

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