Killer on the run 'for 2 months'

A convicted murderer who was admitted to hospital in Gillingham, Kent, complaining of chest pains has been on the run for more than two months, police have revealed.

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Public advised not to approach murderer on the run

Murch is not currently considered to be a direct threat to the public however we advise you not to approach him and call 999 immediately. We are keen to speak to anyone who has any information regarding his whereabouts."

– Met Police spokesperson

Anyone with information should call Kent Police, or the Wanted Offender Unit at Twickenham Police Station on 020 8247 7191, quoting ref EWMS 01TW/392014 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police reveal convicted killer on the run for 2 months

A convicted murderer who was admitted to hospital in Gillingham, Kent, complaining of chest pains has been on the run for more than two months, police have revealed.

John Murch, 52, who was serving a life sentence for killing a man in Liverpool, was being held at Category D Standford Hill prison on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent.

He was admitted to the Medway Maritime Hospital in Gillingham on August 31, but absconded the following day.

A public appeal for information about his whereabouts which was made by Kent Police in September did not mention that Murch was a killer.

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Report: Murderer John Murch on the run in Richmond

A killer serving a life sentence for murder has been spotted in Richmond town centre and Sheen High Street, according to the Richmond and Twickenham local Guardian.

John Murch

John Murch, 52, who was serving life after killing a man in Liverpool but absconded from Medway Maritime hospital in Kent after he was admitted the previous day with chest pains.

Murch is described as white, medium build, 6ft and has balding hair. He has connections to Liverpool, Hammersmith and Fulham areas.

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