More time for Clunis inquiry

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AN INQUIRY into the case of Christopher Clunis - the schizophrenic who stabbed a musician to death after being released into the community despite a history of psychotic violence - has been extended, it was announced yesterday.

The investigation was due to report next month. But the inquiry team has decided to delay a report until February, to examine new leads.

North East Thames and South East Thames regional health authorities set up the independent inquiry in June when Clunis was convicted of the manslaughter of Jonathan Zito. Eighteen-stone Clunis stabbed Mr Zito through the eye in an unprovoked attack at a London Tube station. He was ordered to be detained indefinitely at Rampton security hospital in Nottinghamshire.