A patient from a mental health facility who killed a fellow patient has been given a hospital order.

Ronnell Dennis, 26, attacked 27-year-old David Siirak at a facility in Pield Heath Road, Uxbridge, at around 5.10pm on Sunday March 1 this year.

Mr Siirak died three days later in hospital from severe head injuries.

Dennis fled the scene but was tracked down a day later, with the Met confirming he was arrested in the Watford area following a public appeal.

Dennis was initially charged with attempted murder but it was upgraded to murder after Mr Siirak died.

On August 26, Dennis pleaded guilty to manslaughter by diminished responsibility, which was accepted by the court.

On September 28, he was sentenced to a hospital order under section 37 with a restriction order under section 41.

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Victim David Siirak

Detective Sergeant Colin McKeen, from the Met’s specialist crime south, said: "David’s family have been left heartbroken by this.

"I know that this has been a truly painful time for them and, while today’s outcome will never bring David back, I hope that they find a little comfort in the sentence."

Mr Siirak's family said in a statement: "We have suffered a great and terrible loss after David’s tragic death on March 4.

"This has been a life-changing experience. Life will never ever be the same for us without David.

"David was a strong and much-loved young man, and he will eternally be missed by us all."