Police urge public not to approach the 'Black Dog Strangler'

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

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

– 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.