BBC Breakfast viewers were left infuriated after learning the story of a man who has been held in a secure hospital for 21 年.
Over two decades ago, Tony Hickmott was sectioned after he had a メンタルヘルス crisis and, despite a long fight by his family, he has not been released since.
でも去年, a judge criticised his detention, telling authorities to find a home near his parents, に ブライトン.
A care team for Mr Hickmott is now being assembled and he is expected in a new home in his home town, 来月.
“He’s coming home, 信じられない,” his mum Pam told BBC Breakfast.
“It will be a real home. We’ll get him home and every day will be a bonus.”
Those watching at home were left just as moved as his mum, with dozens taking to ツイッター in their droves to air their thoughts.
悲しい顔の絵文字の配列と並んで, 今週の最も幸せな90分が今年の2月に戻ってきました: “I’m equally heartbroken and furious for poor Tony. 21 years basically in prison for being autistic. Shameful.”
シュガー卿は、レスポンダーのマーティンフリーマンに関するツイートを削除するよう促しました, 他の誰かが言った: “Heartbreaking moment on BBC Breakfast just then. Justice for Tony!”
シュガー卿は、レスポンダーのマーティンフリーマンに関するツイートを削除するよう促しました: “Decades lost for these people with unmet needs – 恐ろしい!”
There are around 2,000 people with learning disabilities or autism detained in specialist hospitals across イングランド.
A recent BBC investigation revealed 100 そのうちの, including Mr Hickmott, have been held for longer than 20 年.
昨年, a select committee of MPs backed calls from campaigners to end the scandal of autistic people being wrongly detained, saying such hospitals should be closed by 2024.
BBC Breakfast airs weekdays from 6am on BBC One.