Missing mental health patient in Chichester

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POLICE are still on the look out for a missing Chichester man who failed to return to a mental health unit.

Jason Merriman, 43, left The Oaklands Centre for Acute Care in Chichester on unescorted leave at 12.45pm on Friday (April 11).

He was due back the same afternoon but has so far failed to return.

There are concerns for Jason’s welfare as he has mental health problems, and police advise that he is not approached by members of the public. He has links across the south coast including Chichester, Southampton, and Brighton, and he might visit the Isle of Wight.

He is described as white, 6’2”, of broad build with short brown hair, and was last seen wearing a dark blue long sleeved sweatshirt, green camouflage trousers and black training shoes with white socks.

Inspector Robert Moore said; “Jason’s behaviour may be erratic and irrational due to his mental condition. If there are any sightings of him, please contact Sussex Police via 999 or the non-emergency contact number 101, quoting serial 1056 of 11/04.