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Tony Hickmott: Autistic man to be released after 21 years in hospital – BBC News

Friday, 7 October, 2022

Tony Hickmott: Autistic man to be released after 21 years in hospital – BBC News

An autistic man who has been held in a secure hospital for 21 years has been told he can finally go home.

Tony Hickmott, 45, was sectioned after he had a mental health crisis in 2001, and despite a long fight by his family, he has not been released since.

Last year, a judge criticised his detention, telling authorities to find a home near his parents, in Brighton.

A care team for Mr Hickmott is now being assembled and he is expected in a new home in his home town, next month.

Read more at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62819017

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