Report: Bristol Safeguarding Adults Board – Kamil Ahmad Safeguarding Adult Review

The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was “avoidable”, a review has found.

Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed to death his neighbour Kamil Ahmad (pictured), 49, at their supported living flats on Wells Road in Bristol at about 2am on July 7 2016.

Barry, who has paranoid schizophrenia, had racially abused Kurdish refugee Mr Ahmad for years before he stabbed him to death and cut off his penis.

A review by Bristol Safeguard Adults Board found the murder was “the culmination of a developing race hate obsession”….

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Kamil was a Kurdish asylum seeker who was murdered in 2016 by Mr X, a white British male, whilst both were residents in the same supported living accommodation for individuals with mental health needs. Mr X was convicted of murder in 2017 and is now serving a life sentence.

The Bristol Safeguarding Adult Board commissioned a Safeguarding Adult Review (SAR) to examine the care provided to both men.

The full SAR can be read here:

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