By John Elworthy , The Editor
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A PARANOID schizophrenic who once sent death threats to social workers and closed part of a hospital after posting a hoax package has been found dead.
Darren Siggins, 39, whose mother lives at Friday Bridge, went missing from his Kings Lynn home before Christmas.
A massive police hunt followed and last week his body was discovered at Gibraltar Point, Skegness.
Mr Siggins appeared before the town’s magistrates last April where he admitted harassment without violence and harassment with fear of violence and sending a hoax noxious substance.
Later he was given a two year community order including supervision and mental health treatment. The court was told increased security in the wake of his threats cost health chiefs an extra £20,000.
Mr Siggins, a father of five, was last been seen at his home in Checker Street, Kings Lynn, on December 22. He had spoken briefly with his mother five days later.
This week Lincolnshire Police confirmed that the body found on Valentine’s Day at Gibraltar Point was that of the missing Lynn man.
At the time of his disappearance his brother Terry, from London, said: “The last time we spoke to him he was very down. He was saying he wanted to leave the house where he lives in King’s Lynn.
“He was very low and withdrawn over the past few weeks and we have not heard from him and are very concerned.”
Police visited Mr Siggins’s home address and found his mobile phone and the medication he needed to take on a regular basis.
Terry Siggins said his brother “knows he has to have medication,” he added. “But like a lot of people who have mental health conditions, he doesn’t accept it.”