Sunday, 28 June 2009

FTAC Watch

This blog is under development at the moment.

The Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC) was formed in October 2006. It is a joint venture between the Metropolitan Police and the National Health Service.

It does not actually detain anyone. That is left to the NHS because detention under the mental health act is not subject to habeas corpus or the human rights act. All that is required is that two doctors have an ‘opinion’ that the person should be sectioned and that is it. In reality FTAC tells the doctors to lock someone up and that is what happens.

4-5 Buckingham Gate

It is headed by Dr David V. James. Other names associated with FTAC:


  • Robert Halsey
  • Robbie Forfar


  • Tom Kerrigan, DI
  • Bob Garratt, DCI
  • Mark Whittle, DC

The first example of the behaviour of the police and NHS will cover my own case. However, I am very interested in hearing anyone experiences at the hands of this shady bunch. Please email your stories to

This blog will name names of those responsible for all to see.