Man accused of fatally stabbing nurse appears in court

A man accused of stabbing a nurse to death at a South Croydon hospital appeared in court yesterday (May 16).

Patrick Clarke, 68, was attacked last Thursday at Southleigh Community Hospital, a treatment and rehabilitation centre for adults with mental health problems.

Clarke died at the scene after suffering several stab wounds. A postmortem examination confirmed his cause of death as a stab wound to the chest.

Jimmy Jedson, 40, was arrested at the scene. He appeared at Bromley Magistrates Court charged with murder and was remanded in custody to appear at a bail application hearing on May 18.

Last week a spokesman for Inmind, the private healthcare provider that owns the hospital, said: “We are greatly saddened to confirm that a member of staff lost his life following an incident in the hospital.

“Our deepest sympathies are with his family, friends and colleagues. He was a valued and respected member of staff who will be deeply missed.”

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