Search for mystery man with head injury who went missing from Sunderland Royal Hospital

Do you know who this man is?
Do you know who this man is?

Police are appealing for the public's help to locate a missing man in Sunderland who has disappeared after being taken to hospital.

The man was last seen around 1pm in Kayll Road, next to Sunderland Royal Hospital, on Monday.

He had been taken to the hospital by ambulance from a bus stop in Borough Road in Hendon after suffering a head injury.

Once at hospital he got out of the ambulance and walked off in the direction of Kayll Road.

The man told paramedics his name was Joseph Rutland, aged 47, however, police believe these details may not be accurate and are also appealing for the public's help to identify him.

At the time he was last seen he was wearing an orange jumper with a pink shirt underneath, black trousers, shoes and a black Barbour style jacket.

Anyone who recognises the man, or has information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 500 150517.