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Can you help find missing man with dementia?

Surjit Sandhu Credit: West Midlands Police

A man with dementia has gone missing in the Black Country, and police are urgently asking for help to find him.

Surjit Sandhu, who is 62, left his home in Darlaston last night. Officers are concerned for his welfare.

He is 5'6" tall with a medium build, thinning black hair and grey stubble, with two missing front teeth. He was wearing a duffle coat, jogging bottoms and uses a walking stick.

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Coroner to write to police following death of suspected robber

Credit: BPM.

A coroner is to write to West Midlands Police calling for more training to be given to officers in the restraint of criminals, following the death of a suspected robber from Wolverhampton.

29-year-old Schizophrenic David McTaggart was detained by two members of the public before police arrived at the scene of an alleged handbag theft in October last year.

An inquest revealed Mr McTaggart had a cardiac arrest after being restrained and died due to a combination of medication and drugs in his system.

The force were not held responsible for his death.

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