Russell Square killer handed hospi­tal or­der

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A TEENAGER who killed an Amer­i­can tourist and in­jured five other peo­ple in Russell Square has been given an in­def­i­nite hospi­tal or­der.

Zakaria Bul­han, 19, plunged a large kitchen knife into the back of re­tired spe­cial needs teacher Dar­lene Hor­ton, 64, on Au­gust 3, last year.

Five other peo­ple fell vic­tim to his ram­page be­fore he skipped away with a crazed smile on his face.

He was ar­rested six min­utes af­ter the alarm was raised when armed po­lice swooped on the square in cen­tral Lon­don.

Af­ter be­ing Tasered, Bul­han, who lived in Toot­ing, was heard to mum­ble “Al­lah, Al­lah, Al­lah”.

It later emerged that the teen suf­fered from para­noid schizophre­nia and was hear­ing voices.

Bul­han, a Nor­we­gian na­tional of So­mali ori­gin, de­nied mur­der at the Old Bai­ley but ad­mit­ted man­slaugh­ter on the grounds of di­min­ished re­spon­si­bil­ity.

He did not re­act as he was led from the dock to re­turn to Broad­moor se­cure men­tal hospi­tal.

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