Shrien Dewani's "flight risk" to be assessed before he can be moved - court
Moving Bristol businessman Shrien Dewani to an open rehabilitation ward may make him more of a "flight risk", a court heard.
Mr Dewani accused of ordering the murder of his wife Anni in South Africa and is being held at a secure mental hospital suffering from depression and post-traumatic stress.
He denies any involvement in her murder.
According to the BBC, Westminster Magistrates' Court heard today that reports suggested he did not want to return to South Africa.
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Magistrate Howard Riddle said that this meant he had an increased "flight risk", and said that there was a possibility that this could prevent him from being moved.
Mr Dewani is currently being held at Fromeside Clinic, a secure mental health hospital where he is subject to a curfew and must be accompanied by staff when he leaves.
A doctor has recommended moving him in order to aid his recovery.
Mrs Dewani was shot when a taxi in which the couple were travelling was hijacked in Cape Town during their honeymoon.