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About Rosie
Rosie RossIt was a bright Saturday morning as Rosie left home with a friend for an exciting shoe shopping trip in Birmingham. Whilst having lunch and enjoying the warm spring sunshine in Centenary Square, Rosie was fatally stabbed in a rare, motiveless and random attack by a man later diagnosed as having paranoid schizophrenia.

Rosie was taken to Birmingham City hospital where she underwent 5 hours of emergency surgery. Unfortunately the injury she sustained was too severe and she died whilst in theatre.

Rosie’s attacker appeared at Birmingham Crown Court in December 2001, after admitting manslaughter due to diminished responsibility. He was ordered to be detained indefinitely in a secure mental hospital, under the Mental Health Act.


Rosie's Helping Hands
Registered Charity Number: 1097278
Website designed by Dean Staples and authored by Karen and Sean Ross (Rosie’s parents)