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WOMAN DETAINED UNDER MENTAL HEALTH ACT FOLLOWING ATTEMPTED MURDER

A Cowes woman has been detained under the Mental Health Act indefinitely after admitting the attempted murder of a child.

42-year-old Sarah Peckham has been ordered into hospital care by Winchester Crown Court as a result of the incident on 13th August this year.

Peckham, who is said to have suffered a psychotic breakdown, will receive treatment by mental health specialists until such a time as she is deemed well enough to be released back into the community.

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Peckham remains in the prison service and will be transferred to Sevenacres within 28 days.

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