'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.

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Convicted killer dubbed 'Black Dog Strangler' found

The missing patient patient Philip Whiteman has been located safely and is back in a secure ward at the St Nicholas Hospital, Jubilee Road, Gosforth, Northumbria Police said.

Officers received a call from a member of the public who spotted the 44-year-old in Newcastle after recognising a photo of him. Police would like to thank everyone for their assistance in locating him.

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