Thomas Mair søkte desperat etter psykisk hjelp kvelden før han drepte parlamentsmedlemmet Jo Cox. Han besøkte et alternativt helsesenter onsdag kveld og snakket med en rådgiver i femten minutter. Han fortalte til rådgiver Rebecca Walker at han var deprimert, og at han hadde vært under medisinering i en lang periode. Han spurte hva slags behandling han kunne få. Rådgiveren forsto det slik at han var i en krise og at han virket som en mild og stille mann.
The Daily Mail has learned Mair walked into a centre which provides alternative therapies and counselling the evening before the shooting.
Staff said he came into the private business – 100 yards from the murder scene – asking what treatments he could have.
Rebecca Walker, 43, who spoke to him for about 15 minutes, said she realised he was in ‘some sort of crisis’ She said: ‘He said he had walked by the centre every day for years and wanted to come in but never did.
‘He has never had the courage to come in. He suffered with depression and said he had been on medication for a long time.’
Miss Walker said he seemed a ‘quiet and gentle man’ and added: ‘I couldn’t believe what has happened.’
She said: ‘He was clearly have some kind of crisis. I think there was a real problem. He made a choice to come inside when he had never been able to do that before.’
Hans tunge psykiatriske forhistorie er sentral i mordetterforskningen. I tillegg undersøker politiet om han hadde noen tilknytninger til noe neo-nazimiljø etter at de fant neo-nazi memorabilia og litteratur i huset hans. Naboene forteller at Mair ikke hadde hatt noen form for psykisk hjelp de siste fem årene.