R v Paul Franks

June 10, 2022

Richard Thyne QC prosecuted Paul Franks who attacked and killed a fellow inpatient at Rotherham hospital.

Paul Reed was killed when Franks rushed at him and pushed him to the ground. Mr Reed was knocked unconscious and later died of a bleed on the brain.

Franks pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to eight years in prison.

The case was covered in the Sheffield Star and Yorkshire Live.