Concerns grow over missing Sunderland patient

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POLICE are appealing for information to trace a missing patient from a Sunderland hospital.

Richard O’Sullivan, pictured, left Hopewood Park, in Ryhope, on a period of leave on Wednesday, December 3. The 43-year-old has, however, failed to return to the premises.

Missing patient Richard O'Sullivan

Missing patient Richard O'Sullivan

Police and hospital staff are growing increasingly concerned for Richard’s whereabouts as he is due to take prescribed medication.

Richard is 5ft 7ins tall, of medium to large build, with brown and grey hair.

When last seen, he was wearing a black sheepskin coat and a pair of blue jeans.

Richard is from the Hetton area and is also known to frequent Darlington. Officers are carrying out checks in these areas to return him to safety.

Anyone who thinks they have spotted Richard are asked to contact police immediately and not approach him.

People can contact police on 101, extension 69191, quoting log number 1003 03/12/14.