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
    inquiry.

    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
    “untreatable”.

    The inquiry continues.

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