Teenager, 18, arrested for murder after fellow patient in his 60s killed and another hurt in attack at mental hospital

A TEENAGER was arrested on suspicion of murder after a fellow patient in his 60s was killed and another was hurt in an attack at a mental hospital.

Police were called at 4am on Saturday to Parklands Hospital, Basingstoke, following reports of a serious assault – and they then arrested the 18-year-old patient.

A man in his 60s was tragically pronounced dead at the scene at the mental health facility run by Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

A second man, also aged in his 60s, was assaulted and taken to Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital as a precaution.

He has since been discharged.

Cops arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of murder and attempted murder and is currently detained under the Mental Health Act.

Enquiries are ongoing, police said.

Parklands Hospital – which is on the same site as Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital – is home to four adult mental health wards.

A Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust spokesperson said: “Our thoughts are with those affected and we are supporting patients and staff at the hospital.

"We are fully cooperating with the police investigation.”

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