Killer’s bid for freedom fails

A SCHIZOPHRENIC killer failed in his bid for freedom two years after he was locked up for stabbing a man to death. Cecil Walcott, 54, of Tollgate Gardens, Kilburn, was detained indefinitely in January 2008 under the Mental Health Act for the manslaughter

A SCHIZOPHRENIC killer failed in his bid for freedom two years after he was locked up for stabbing a man to death.

Cecil Walcott, 54, of Tollgate Gardens, Kilburn, was detained indefinitely in January 2008 under the Mental Health Act for the manslaughter of Gerry Fairall in November, 2006. Walcott, whose history of violence includes a knife attack on a woman in 1985, and an assault on a police officer in 1975, stabbed to death the father-of-three in the Red Lion pub, in Kilburn High Road.

In April, Tanya Buransky-Stanford, Mr Fairall's daughter revealed Walcott was up for parole and she feared he could kill again if he was released into the community.

Walcott was convicted of the attempted murder of Simon Watkins, 44, who he knifed in the chest and slashed across the face.