Former Kneesworth House patient charged with attempted rape

Kneesworth House Hospital in Old North Road has been rated as 'inadequate' by the Care Quality Commi

Kneesworth House Hospital former patient Rory Griffin is due to stand trial. - Credit: Archant

A former patient of Kneesworth House Hospital has appeared in court charged with attempted rape. 

Rory Griffin appeared at Cambridge Magistrates' Court on Thursday last week charged with four offences. These relate to incidents that allegedly took place in Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth on April 28, 2019, when he was a patient.

The 38-year-old is charged with attempted rape, assaulting a woman thereby occasioning actual bodily harm and committing the assault with the intention of committing sexual violence. 

He is also charged with making a threat to kill the same person, intending that she would fear that the threat would be carried out.

The case was sent for trial, to be heard at Cambridge Crown Court on December 9, 2021.

Rory Griffin is no longer a patient at Kneesworth House, which is run by the Priory Group. The site was the focus of a documentary last month, which reported failings. 

A spokesperson for the care provider said they "would not be commenting on an ongoing court case."