Killer on the run

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.

Killer caught

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.

Manhunt after killer escapes

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.

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Killer on the run

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.