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A man on the run who killed a fellow patient at a hospital on Merseyside has been recaptured.
Phillip Westwater who was known as the black dog killer strangled his victim while at Ashworth Hospital. He was later moved to a hospital in Newcastle where he escaped.
A manhunt is underway after a prisoner who killed a fellow inmate at Ashworth Prison on Merseyside escaped. 44 year old Philip Westwater gave guards the slip whilst being moved in the secure hospital in Newcastle where he's held.
A hunt's under way for a convicted killer dubbed the Black Dog strangler.
Phillip Westwater was a patient at Ashworth Hospital in Merseyside when he strangled a fellow patient after becoming convinced his victim had turned into a black dog.
He's escaped from a secure hospital in Newcastle.