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EDWARD SINCLAIR won his first national title last night, outpacing his senior rivals in the 200 metres freestyle at the British Winter Championships in Sheffield. The 19-year-old, who swims for Millfield, powered through in the final 50 metres of the race to pass the early pacesetter, Jamie Salter, and set a time of 1 minute 42.71 seconds.

Letter: When patients kill

Sir: Your report concerning the expert committee's review of independent inquiries into homicides committed by those in contact with the psychiatric services ("Ministers plan to stop inquiries into killings by psychiatric patients", 29 November) prompts the following comments from one who has chaired one such inquiry and reviewed others.

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