A patient has been reported missing from a Sunderland hospital.
Richard O’Sullivan left Hopewood Park, in Ryhope, on a period of leave on Wednesday, December 3, however failed to return to the premises.
Police and hospital staff are growing increasingly concerned for Richard’s whereabouts as he is due to take prescribed medication.
The 43-year-old is described as 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-le-Hole area of County Durham and is also known to frequent Darlington.
Police officers are carrying out checks in these areas to return him to safety.
Anyone who thinks they have spotted Richard are asked to contact Northumbria Police immediately on 101 and not approach him.#####