- Tyne Tees
A convicted killer has escaped from a secure hospital in Newcastle.
Phillip Westwater, who is originally from Newcastle, was detained under the Mental Health Act 20 years ago. Northumbria Police say the 44-year-old should not be approached.
Kenny Toal has sent this report from St Nicholas' Hospital in Gosforth.
A convicted killer dubbed the 'Black Dog Strangler' has been found and returned to a secure hospital after a day on the run.
A convicted killer, who was dubbed the Black Dog Strangler, has escaped from a secure hospital, Northumbria Police said.