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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.

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Convicted killer escapee 'insulin dependent'

Northumbria Police's Superintendent Derek Scott told ITV Tyne Tees that Philip Whiteman, dubbed the 'Black Dog Strangler', was a "medium risk" missing person who was "insulin dependent".

Spt Scott added that there was no information he is a direct danger to the public.

The 'Black Dog Strangler' previously had the name Phillip Westwater but is now known as Philip Whiteman.

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