A notorious police killer is being released after 15 years – but he must be housed in an area with few police on the streets to protect his mental health.
Magdi Elgizouli, 44, was diagnosed as having a pathological hatred of the police after he knifed a young WPC to death in 1997.
The schizophrenic has now been deemed well enough to be transferred from a secure unit to a community hostel, but psychiatrists still fear his mental state could be adversely affected if he sees police on patrol.
Police killer: Magdi Elgizouli (right), who was diagnosed as having a pathological hatred of the police after he stabbed WPC Nina Mackay (right) to death in 1997 has been released and will now live in a London suburb with less police on the beat
As a result, following consultations with Scotland Yard, it has been decided that it would be inappropriate to allow him to live in inner London, because it has a high concentration of police. Instead Elgizouli is being lined up to live in a quieter London suburb. Details of his new home are a closely guarded secret.
Although there are concerns about how Elgizouli will react to seeing police officers, psychiatrists claim he is not a danger to the public.