Concerns were raised about the mental health of a teenager who died after falling from an upper floor of The Rock Shopping Centre after being released from hospital, an inquest has heard.

Stanislav Mucha died following the shocking incident, which happened at the centre in the early hours of February 3 last year.

He was taken to hospital where he died later that day.

The 17-year-old from Palatine Drive, Bury, had previously been diagnosed with schizophrenia. 

Prior to his death, he had been missing from home since February 2. 

An inquest into his death, expected to last a fortnight, is taking place at Rochdale Coroner's Court.

The hearing was previously told he was admitted to Fairfield Hospital in 2020.

And the court heard just four weeks after being released he was taking drugs, harassing a woman and possibly carrying a knife.

While he was at hospital he slapped another patient and his mother, Tatiana Muchova, was shocked to find he was to be released the following day.

The court heard from Kathleen Ince, a specialist nurse at the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust.

She said she visited the family home frequently, and while she did so when he was in hospital, two of his siblings expressed a reluctance to have him back.

She was asked: “What did you understand of when he may be discharged?”

The nurse replied: “I think it was very vague.”

She said she raised concerns about how the family would cope when he was returned home with mental health services.

And she said four weeks after his release she heard he was harassing a girl, using drugs and possibly carrying a knife.

Ms Ince said she reported these concerns to social services and the early intervention team.

Earlier in the hearing, Stanislav Mucha’s mother said she had tried to contact his co-ordinator at the early intervention team, and asked for him to be taken to hospital in the days before his death.

The inquest, before senior coroner for Manchester North Joanne Kearsley, continues.

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