Missing Darlington Mental Health Patient

7 January 2014, 11:56

29 year old Robert Brown's been missing from the Priory Hospital in Middleton St George since the 2nd of January.

He was last seen by staff at the hospital at 9am that day, about an hour after he received his regular medication when he stated he was going to the YMCA in Darlington.

He did not return to the hospital and was next seen the following day, Friday 3rd by a friend who lives in the Burnhope area.

He was at this address until 12:40pm when he called a taxi to take him to Durham train station, and the taxi driver dropped him off at the station around 20 minutes later.

There have been no confirmed sightings of him since then and no further clues as to his current location.

Staff at the hospital have told police that without his medication Robert's behaviour may become increasingly erratic, which could be exacerbated if he takes any drugs or alcohol.

Robert Brown is originally from Newcastle and is white, of slim build with short, light brown hair.

He is usually clean-shaven and when last seen was wearing a hooded top with grey and white horizontal stripes, light blue jeans and brown shoes.

PC Julie Fox said;
"We are very concerned for Robert's welfare as he needs regular medication to control his condition.

If anyone thinks they know where he is, we would ask them to contact us so we can hopefully trace him and bring him back to a place of safety."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101.

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