"When the ambulance arrived I was outside the car,
talking like a madman.
"Nicky was so terrified she had locked the doors.
"After being sedated I spent a week recovering in
hospital in France before returning home."
Nicky was shaken to the core by her husband's
behaviour but the couple tried to put the incident
behind them when he got home.
With Freya staying at her gran's house, things
appeared to go well.
Then a few days later Ben's OCD flared up again.
says: "I was supposed to be treated at Petersfield
Hospital but I ran away and tried to find my
checked her nursery but she wasn't there so I went
was beside myself with worry and desperate because I
couldn't get to Freya to complete the protective
"Some neighbours gathered outside our house with me
in the kitchen.
grabbed a knife and threatened to commit suicide. I
didn't know what else to do.
"The cops came and I was sectioned and admitted to
Elmleigh Hospital's psychiatric intensive care