Police search for missing hospital patient

Recent image of David Royle Credit: Essex Police

Police in Essex are searching for a 66-year-old patient missing from Clacton Hospital.

David Royle, was last seen on Friday evening (September 28th) in the Boley Drive area of the town.

The Essex Police mounted unit and marine unit have today been searching the more remote areas and waterways.

Mr Royle is white, about 5ft 5in tall and of slim build. He has a beard and shoulder-length light brown and grey hair, thinning on top but swept back and combed.

When last seen he was wearing a dark blazer, trousers, light coloured shirt and tie and a flat cap.