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Source: United Kingdom London Metropolitan Police

A man who stabbed his own mother to death has been sentenced. 

Criston Preddie, 29 (24.03.91), of Tennyson Close, Enfield, pleaded guilty to manslaughter with diminished responsibility at the Old Bailey on 13 March. 

At the same court on Friday, 18 December, he was sentenced to an indefinite hospital order under section 37 and 41 of the Mental Health Act. 

Police were initially called by Preddie himself at 19:23hrs on 28 September 2019 to reports of a seriously injured woman at an address on Tennyson Close in Enfield. 

He told them that he had ‘killed his mother’, but did not give a reason. Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and found Arlene Williams suffering with stab injuries. 

The 46-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. Preddie was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and subsequently charged with the same offence.

Preddie had told officers that he’d had an argument earlier on the day of her death, lost his temper and then approached her on the settee with a kitchen knife. 

DI Joanna Yorke, from the investigation team at the Specialist Crime command, said: “This is a very sad case which has left the extended family devastated and they have been supported by specially trained officers.”

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