'Black Dog Strangler' escaped from Newcastle hospital

Black Dog Strangler
Phillip Westwater escaped from a secure hospital in Gosforth, Newcastle this morning. Credit: ITV News
Black Dog Strangler
He fled after asking to use the hospital. Credit: ITV News

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'Black Dog Strangler' found

Convicted killer Phillip Westwater, 44, who was dubbed the Black Dog Strangler, has been located safely and is back in a secure ward at the St Nicholas Hosital, Jubilee Road, Gosforth, Northumbria Police said.