Mr Dover, of Hampstead, was held after his wife became concerned for his well-being and called the NHS 111 out-of-hours number.
Authorities feared he might be suicidal and the Metropolitan Police launched a helicopter search. He was having a coffee nearby.So, all’s well, false alarm, and…
After being detained last September, the IT consultant was taken to Highgate Mental Health Centre, where doctors suspected he had a delusional disorder. He was later sectioned.He got ‘better’ rather quickly:
On October 2, following a five-hour hearing, a tribunal found that it was “not satisfied that he was suffering from a mental disorder” .
Mr Dover was freed immediately with no further treatment required.He’s now suing the mental health authorities for overreacting. They aren’t going to take that lying down:
A spokesman for Highgate Mental Health Centre, which is run by Camden and Islington Trust, said: “The tribunal makes a decision on whether further detention is warranted based on the assessment to date, and their own interviews.
“The decision that no further detention is needed does not make the original detention for assessment wrong or illegal.”Or, “you were mad as a box of frogs on the day, but you’re all better now!”..?