The Lancashire Evening Post report:

The Evening Post today lifts the lid on the number of mental health patients who go on to kill.

Figures show 15 people under the care of Lancashire Care Foundation Trust (LCFT), responsible for mental health services in the county, killed in the last 10 years, leaving a toll of 16 victims.

Nine were in 2011 – the highest number in a year out of organisations that responded to a Freedom of Information request to trusts around the country.

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