Police search for patient who fled hospital in wheelchair wearing a mask and gown

Jimmy Nsubuga
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Police say they are concerned for the welfare of Leeroy Connors (Picture: SWNS)
Police say they are concerned for the welfare of Leeroy Connors. (SWNS)

Police are looking for a missing patient who was captured on CCTV leaving a hospital in a wheelchair.

Leeroy Connors, 30, can be seen wheeling himself away from Royal Derby Hospital in a surgical gown and protective face mask.

Derbyshire Constabulary said he has not been seen since he disappeared on Saturday and police are “increasingly concerned” for his safety.

A police spokesman said on Wednesday: “He did not ‘escape’.

“He informed staff we was going outside for some air but when they went outside the ward a short time later, he had left the grounds.”

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Leeroy Connors was seen on CCTV wheeling himself away from  Royal Derby Hospital (Picture: SWNS)
Leeroy Connors was seen on CCTV wheeling himself away from Royal Derby Hospital. (SWNS)

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Police have appealed for Connors, or anyone who knows where he is, to get in touch.

They added: “We are asking the public to help us find a man who has gone missing from hospital.

“We are increasingly concerned for Leeroy Connors, 30, who left the Royal Derby Hospital on the evening of Saturday 11 July.

“The only image we have of Mr Connors at this time is a CCTV picture of him leaving the site in his wheelchair.

“He is about 5ft 4ins tall, has short brown hair and a moustache. He was last seen wearing a hospital gown and had a black jacket with him.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the force on 101, on their website or social media, quoting reference 157 of July 12.

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