Bird 'had no mental health record'
Mass killer Derrick Bird had no record of mental health problems and had a "fairly unremarkable" medical history, an inquest has been told.
Bird, 52, who shot dead 12 people and then turned the gun on himself, was not a frequent visitor to his local GP surgery in Whitehaven, Cumbria.
Doctors at the Flatt Walks surgery confirmed there were no markers in his records which pointed to a need for specialist mental health treatment.
He had however complained of experiencing flashbacks from an assault he suffered while working as a taxi driver in October 2007. He also said he was subsequently nervous about working at night.
Bird visited the practice on four occasions following the attack and also complained about continuing shoulder pain from the incident which left him with two broken teeth and bruising to the jaw.
Dr David Rogers told the hearing in Workington that on one occasion a discussion took place about the option of psychiatric help but the problem apparently settled down with Bird not mentioning the incident in future consultations.
He said: "There is no history of him ever being diagnosed with any mental health problem.
"He was never referred to a specialist and was never given any prescriptions to anything related to a mental health problem."
The hearing into the events of June 2 last year was adjourned until Tuesday when a psychologist and psychiatrist will give evidence in relation to Bird's state of mind.