'Black Dog Strangler' has distinctive tattoo on right arm

Black Dog Strangler
Convicted killer Phillip Westwater escaped from a secure hospital in Newcastle. Credit: Northumbria Police

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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.