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83. She Was Right

Elderly lady came into my practice asking if there was anything she could be given to help her sleep as the Irish terrorists in the apartment below were keeping her awake at night.

She was reassured that terrorists were not planning to blow her up, or Cannock (a small inconsequential town in the West Midlands) for that matter.

On the second visit, she insisted that they were going to blow something up soon and expressed paranoid thoughts. A full mental health review was conducted by the GP and the community psychiatrist.

She came up clean. That’s when we contacted the police, a couple of days later, the apartment below our patient was raided and found to be full of bomb-making equipment and actual IRA members.



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