Anders Behring Breivik to be tried

The latest psychiatric assessment on Anders Behring Breivik has found him sane enough to stand trial and face a possible sentence. Mr Breivik is to appear in court over a bomb attack and murder spree that left 77 people dead in July 2011 - but the new finding lies in contrast to a report published in November that deemed him legally insane.

This latest assessment, which was carried out by psychiatrists Terje Toerrissen and Agnar Aspaas, was approved by a court in January.

Prosecution and defence will both say Mr Breivik carried out the attacks and the results could have implications for the case as findings from both studies are to be considered by the court.

Mr Toerrissen told the Associated Press: "Our conclusion is that he [was] not psychotic at the time of the actions of terrorism and he is not psychotic now."

Following the shootings last year, Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Chartered Psychologist Dr Roderick Orner told the Society that Norway initially experienced a sense of quiet before showing a determination to not let the events impact the values of the country's society.

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