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Search for convicted killer on the run

Police are searching for a patient who left a secure hospital in Newcastle.

44-year-old Phillip Westwater left St Nicholas Hospital on Jubilee Road in Gosforth, Newcastle, on the morning of Wednesday January 2nd.

Westwater was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act.

At 10am on January 2 Mr Westwater was being escorted in the hospital when he asked to go to the toilets from where he escaped.

He left the clothing he had been wearing in the toilets and so police do not have a description of his clothes.

Officers are making enquiries into this individual and risks he may or may not pose.

People are asked to contact police on the 999 emergency number if they see him and not to approach him.

  • Mr Westwater is:
  • White
  • 6 feet tall
  • Slim build
  • Brown/grey hair

Renewed appeal for missing Sunderland man

Michael O'Neill has been missing for seven days Credit: Northumbria Police

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for missing Sunderland man Michael O'Neill.

Mr O'Neill was last seen leaving his home address in the city centre at around 5.30pm on Monday, December 3.

He is white, approximately 5' 4" to 5' 6" tall, of slim build, with greying unstyled hair, and wearing glasses which possibly have a gold thick rim.

He was last seen wearing jeans and a navy jacket with a blue t-shirt underneath.

Mr O'Neill is in ill health and walks slowly, with some difficulty.

"It's now been seven days since Mr O'Neill was last seen and understandably his family are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.


***We're urging him, or anyone who knows his whereabouts, to contact police as a matter of urgency so we can ensure he is okay."*

  • Superintendent Derek Scott


Appeal to find missing man from Sunderland

Police are appealing for help finding a missing Sunderland man.

55-year-old Michael O'Neill was last seen leaving his home address in the city centre at around 5.30pm on Monday. December 3rd.

Mr O'Neill is white, of slim/medium build, 5 ft 4 inches tall, with short black greying hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing a navy fleece jacket, a blue t-shirt and jeans.

Officers are concerned for the welfare of Mr O'Neill and are urging him to get in contact with them.

Appeal to trace missing Middlesbrough man

Police believe the 34-year-old may have travelled to the west of the country Credit: Cleveland Police

Police are trying to trace a man who hasn't been seen for a week.

34-year-old Aaron Marshall, who also uses the name Aaron Kielty, was last seen at around 7.30am at his home address at Camsell Court in Middlesbrough last Friday. He was reported missing on Saturday 4th August.

Aaron is described as around 5ft 7” tall, of slim build with a fair complexion, dark hair and blue eyes. He has the word “Adelade” tattooed on his neck and has two tattoos on one of his arms, one of a devil and one of a chameleon.

Police are becoming increasingly concerned because of the length of time he has been missing. They believe he could be in either the Cleveland or Manchester areas.

Missing Sunderland man found safe and well

51 year old Frank Morgan was found by an off duty police officer in Washington after police appealed for help to trace his whereabouts yesterday.

Superintendent Jim Napier praised the work of his colleague, and also thanked the public for their help.

“This is an example of an officer who was aware that there was a missing man and remained alert and observant despite being off duty.”

– Supt Jim Napier, Northumbria Police


Police appeal for help in finding missing Sunderland man

Northumbria Police are asking for help in tracing a Sunderland man.

Frank Morgan, 51, of Baltimore Avenue, Sunderland, has not been seen since he left his home at between 7.45pm and 8.30pm last night.

Police are keen to trace him as soon as possible to check on his welfare.

We would ask anyone who thinks they may have seen Mr Morgan to get in touch with police straight away.

We are concerned that he may be in a distressed state and would like to speak to him as soon as possible to check on his welfare.

– Supt Jim Napier, Northumbria Police
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