Superhumans? – BBC 1: Madness in the Fast Lane

From: Andrew Johnson

Date: 2010-08-11 13:49:52

Attachments : This documentary will only be available to UK viewers, but the whole story is quite bizarre – it happened in May 2008. I have included 2 news reports below, but have summarised the main events described/shown/reconstructed in the documentary: 2 woman noticed on traffic CCTV walking down the centre of the M6 motorway (between crash barriers) Police go to get them One woman crosses the oncoming traffic and is HIT by a car but seems unhurt – she gets up. Police talk to them on the hard shoulder to find out what has happened. BOTH women JUMP into the oncoming traffic One woman is hit by a big truck and run over – she ends up in hospital Other woman (Sabina) is hit by a CAR (see below for a still from the documentary – showing the damage to the car she caused) Officers try to check and treat injuries while they are on the ground Woman hit (TWICE) by a car GETS UP and PUNCHES the officer and tries to run INTO the OTHER CARRIAGEWAY 6 people grab the woman and she is restrained and taken to hospital. She is RELEASED the next day and charged at the police station (this is filmed). Police find out the 2 girls are Swedish Sisters Police suspect drug abuse, but blood tests reveal no unusual substances. Sabina (girl hit twice or 3 times by a car) she seems calm – and unconcerned about her sister who is still critically ill). After a short psychiatric assessment, Sabina is RELEASED and then meets up with Glenn Hollinshead in Fenton (near Stoke) The next day she stabs and kills Hollinshead She runs away with a hammer, hitting her head, is restrained by someone, but jumps off a bridge into another road. She breaks both ankles, fractures her skull but SURVIVES She is arrested and charged with manslaughter and she is currently serving a 5 year sentence Meanwhile, her sister has recovered and gone back to America. The events are bizarre enough – it seems they were on their way to London – from Ireland and the driver of their coach got suspicious and refused to let them back on the coach. What were they going to do in London?   This sort of reminds me of part of the film “V for Vendetta” – which features a superhuman indestructible person (who turns against his creators and tries to show people they’re being lied to etc).   The photo of Sabina Eriksson is rather srtiking. We hear stories about “super soldiers” and what not – where they going to do something significant in London? We may never know. But this really looks like an extreme form of mind control and “triggering” was involved.   How did these women survive? It’s quite bizarre.   More details below – as ever, make of it what you will……   In 2008, BBC cameras filmed two Swedish sisters throwing themselves into traffic on the M6. When it was shown on BBC One, nearly 7 million viewers were glued to their screens, and millions more watched it later on YouTube.   The footage was shocking. One previewer wrote “On no account miss this documentary. It opens with what is perhaps the most extraordinary footage I’ve seen on TV”.   But this amazing footage was only part of an even more incredible story, one which could not be told at the time for legal reasons.   Now, two years later, this documentary reveals the full story of the hours just before the cameras captured that motorway footage, and the even more chilling story of what happened over next 72 hours, which left one of the sisters fleeing the scene of a crime, after she had stabbed a man through the chest.   Those who were at the centre of this fascinating legal case, including the police and Crown prosecution service, reveal the complex issues involved in both bringing charges and taking this disturbing case to trial.   A leading criminal psychiatrist, Dr. Nigel Eastman, explains the difficulties the judicial system has in achieving justice and deciding punishment when dealing with mental illness. He explains the possible causes of the womens’ behaviour, and why, in his view, it could happen again. Broadcast on:BBC One, 10:35pm Tuesday 10th August 2010Duration:50 minutesAvailable until:11:24pm Tuesday 17th August 2010… M6 dash woman jailed over killing Sabina Eriksson was jailed for five years at Luton Crown Court A woman has been jailed for killing a man she met on the day she appeared in court for punching a police officer who tried to stop her running on to the M6. Sabina Eriksson, 41, admitted the manslaughter of Glenn Hollinshead in Stoke-on-Trent on 20 May 2008 on the grounds of diminished responsibility. She was sentenced to five years at Luton Crown Court on Thursday. Swedish national Eriksson, of County Cork, in the Irish Republic, admitted the offence at an earlier hearing. The court heard that Eriksson had a rare psychiatric disorder which made her hear voices, but she could not interpret what they said. Eriksson, of Mallow, befriended Mr Hollinshead when he was walking home from a pub on 19 May 2008. Took pity Earlier that day, she had appeared before Fenton Magistrates’ Court charged with punching a policewoman who had tried to stop her from running across the M6. That incident had happened near Keele services, in Staffordshire, on 17 May 2008. Glenn Hollinshead was found dead in Fenton in May 2008 It was recorded on camera by a film crew from the BBC TV show Traffic Cops. Magistrates in Fenton had sentenced Eriksson to one day in prison for the assault on the police officer, but she was immediately released because of the time she had already spent in custody. The court was told how Mr Hollinshead took pity on Eriksson and invited her to stay at his house as she had nowhere else to sleep. However, in the morning she stabbed him four times with a kitchen knife, killing him. She was later seen by witnesses with a hammer, using it to hit herself on the head, before jumping 40ft (12.2m) from a bridge on to the A50 in Stoke-on-Trent. The incident on the M6 happened when Eriksson and her twin sister Ursula were travelling on a National Express coach from Liverpool to London, the day after they had left their home in Ireland. The coach stopped at the service station to change drivers and the two sisters disembarked and ran on to the motorway’s carriageway. ‘Reflect grief’ Eriksson, who was wearing a red coat, was knocked into the air by a car and lost consciousness for a few minutes. When she woke up, she got up to run across the carriageway again. A female police officer tried to stop her but Eriksson punched her. After running across the opposite carriageway, Eriksson was then restrained by police. Judge Mr Justice Saunders said Eriksson’s culpability for her actions was “low” on the basis of the medical evidence. He said: “I understand that this sentence will seem entirely inadequate to the relatives of the deceased. “However, I have sentenced on the basis that the reason for the killing was the mental illness and therefore the culpability of the defendant is low and therefore the sentence I have passed is designed to protect the public. “It is not designed to reflect the grief the relatives have suffered or to measure the value of Mr Hollinshead’s life. “No sentence that I could pass could do that. It is a sentence which I hope fairly measures a truly tragic event.” www.thisisstaffordsh… BBC to show documentary about Swedish M6 dash killer Sabina Eriksson THE story of a Swedish woman who ran on to the M6 and later stabbed a man to death has been turned into a television documentary. Madness in the Fast Lane describes how Sabina Eriksson came to attack Glenn Hollinshead, pictured below, at his Fenton home. The programme, which will be screened tomorrow, will feature interviews with people who were caught up in the 54-year-old’s death. Eriksson and sister Ursula made national headlines when they were filmed running infront of of traffic on the M6 just north of Keele Services on May 17, 2008. Almost seven million people tuned in to watch a programme on what happened – but the full story of events following the incident could not be told at the time. It later emerged Eriksson, who lived in Ireland, had befriended Mr Hollinshead hours after being released by magistrates in Fenton. She stabbed him to death with a kitchen knife at his Duke Street home a day later. She admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility last September. She was sentenced to five years in jail in November, when the court heard she had had a rare mental disorder when the stabbing took place. The programme will feature interviews with police officers who worked on the case. Frank Booth, one of Mr Hollinshead’s neighbours, was the last person to see him alive. Self-employed welder Mr Hollinshead approached him in the street on the night of his death asking to borrow some teabags. Mr Booth asked him to wait a few minutes and Mr Hollinshead returned to his house before running out just over a minute later saying he had been stabbed. The retired van and bus driver was with Mr Hollinshead when he died. He was filmed at his house for the documentary and said it brought back a lot of emotion. Mr Booth said: “What happened didn’t hit me at first, the shock came later on. “It was awful going back over everything, a bit too much to take. It gave me a funny feeling inside.” Mr Booth said he will be watching the documentary. He added: “I don’t know what it will be like to see it and go through everything again but I want to watch the programme.” But one Duke Street resident said it would be too upsetting to watch. The 51-year-old, who did not want to be named, said: “What happened to Glenn shook up a lot of people around here. He was a good man and this should never have happened. “It’s too early to see anything like his on television.” Mr Hollinshead’s relatives were unavailable for comment last night. Madness in the Fast Lane airs on BBC1 at 10.35pm tomorrow. More stories from Staffordshire Paper on this: www.thisisstaffordsh… Are you interested in what’s really going on in the world, behind the facade? Then…www.checktheevidence… happened on 9/11?    

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