Detectives are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man missing from a hospital in Portsmouth, who it is believed could now be in the Chichester area.
Kyle Ross, aged 23, was last seen by staff at St James’ Hospital at 4.45pm on Thursday, November 3.
He left the hospital with a quantity of cash to buy a suit and was due to return a short time later but he failed to do so.
Police have made a number of enquiries to locate Mr Ross over the past week but have not located him. However, investigations have revealed he may be in Chichester or Blackpool.
Staff at the hospital are concerned for his welfare as he has now missed regular medication for mental health issues.
This can cause him to become confused and aggressive when it wears off. Members of the public are advised not to approach Kyle Ross but to contact police straight away.
Kyle Ross is described as white, about 5ft 6ins tall, bouffant hair which is blond at the roots and orange at the ends, medium build, missing front teeth and blue eyes.
He was last seen wearing a beige t-shirt, grey jacket with dark grey dots on, black trousers, blue jacket and white trainers.
Detective Inspector Steve Edbury, said: “Since Kyle was reported missing we have carried out a number of enquiries to try to locate him.
“Unfortunately at this time we’ve been unable to find him. We’ve received a number of pieces of information throughout our inquiry, which have led us to believe he may have travelled outside of Portsmouth and could possibly be in Chichester or Blackpool.
“We have released two photographs of Kyle. When he was last seen he had distinctive ginger hair, however, in the past he has shaved his hair off.
“Kyle has missed a lot of his medication now and we are concerned for his well being. His family and friends are very worried about him and want him, or anyone who knows where he may be, to get in touch with us so we can make sure he is okay.”
Anyone who may have seen Kyle Ross or has any information which may help police to locate him is asked to contact Hampshire Constabulary on 0845 045 45 45 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
Minicom users should contact 01962 875000.