Northampton man sectioned for paranoid schizophrenia has history of unprovoked violence

A man who once beat up a Northamptonshire breakfast show host duo has been sectioned for paranoid schizophrenia.

Friday, 7th April 2017, 11:08 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 8:31 pm
Lee Baynton, 34, was sectioned at Northampton Crown Court today.

Lee Baynton, 34, from Abbey Street, off Weedon Road, Northampton, appeared in Northampton Crown Court today (April 7) charged with wounding with intent.

His Honour Judge Michael Fowler described Baynton's crime as 'an act of considerable violence'.

Baynton was also jailed in 2004 for attacking the presenters of the Northants '96 breakfast show, Simon Jagger and Christopher, which saw him and another offender kick, punch and then stamp on the DJs.

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He was convicted of a similar attack in 2003, where he fractured the jaw of a 15-year-old boy for looking at him.

Baynton's psychiatrist gave evidence that she was convinced her client had paranoid schizophrenia and was suitable for treatment in a mental health hospital under medium security.

Baynton was committed to hospital for indefinite treatment under sections 37 and 41 of the Mental Health Act.