Mental health patient escapes in Chichester

POLICE are keen to trace a mental health patient who has given his escort the slip in Chichester today (December 30).

Inspector Andy Wolstenholme said: “Scott Walker could be hitchhiking to Portsmouth and we want the public to be aware that he is unpredictable and can become aggressive. Anyone who believes they have seen him is asked to contact police on 999 quoting serial 894 30/12.

“Scott is described as white, 5’ 6”, slim, with a shaved head and distinctive goatee beard. He is wearing blue jeans under black tracksuit bottoms and a white hoody under a collarless black jacket. We are doing all we can trace him and would ask anyone who recognises him to contact police.”