Urgent search for missing man

Basildon Recorder: Urgent search for missing man Urgent search for missing man

A NATIONWIDE appeal has been launched to find a man who went missing from a mental health unit.

Derek Jarrett left the unit in Benfleet with a woman on Wednesday, April 30.

She returned on Saturday, May 3, after being found in Bristol by police.

Detectives believe Mr Jarrett could have travelled to London, Kent or Maidenhead after making enquiries.

However, they are not ruling out that he could may still be in the Bristol area.

Essex Police have alerted officers from the Metropolitan Police, Kent Police and Thames Valley Police about his disappearance. Avon and Somerset Police will continue their search after they were alerted last week.

Mr Jarrett is described as white, is approximately 5ft 6ins tall, has grey hair and has several tattoos on his arms. He was caught on CCTV at a hotel in Bristol where he stayed at. He should not be approached, with people instead urged to contact police immediately.

Anyone who sees him should call police on 999.

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4:33pm Fri 9 May 14

runwellian says...

If he wasn't detained under the mental health Act why shouldn't he leave .... it is not as if he left alone!

It is time mental health units were not units to incarcerate folk just because they are not well and having a mental health problem does not mean you need to be locked up!

If this man posed a risk, then someone should be asking why he was allowed to walk out of the unit in the frist place.
If he wasn't detained under the mental health Act why shouldn't he leave .... it is not as if he left alone! It is time mental health units were not units to incarcerate folk just because they are not well and having a mental health problem does not mean you need to be locked up! If this man posed a risk, then someone should be asking why he was allowed to walk out of the unit in the frist place. runwellian
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6:44pm Fri 9 May 14

the25man says...

There are a lot of people out there with mental problems that are OK as long as they take there medication. If they don't then they can be a problem, which sounds as if this is the case here
There are a lot of people out there with mental problems that are OK as long as they take there medication. If they don't then they can be a problem, which sounds as if this is the case here the25man
  • Score: 5

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