Police release description of man who fled from hospital

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. NNUH

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. NNUH - Credit: Nick Butcher

A description of a man who fled from police while being taken to hospital has been released while the hunt continues.

A Norfolk Police spokesperson said that the man was black, in his 20s with short hair. He was wearing light tracksuit bottoms and a dark top.

The man had been receiving treatment at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) but fled at around 11.35am on Wednesday (July 31).

A hunt for the suspect was launched immediately and is still continuing.

A Norfolk Police spokesman said: "Police continue to track a man who absconded from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital yesterday morning, while under arrest for public order offences.

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"Our enquiries are ongoing, and it is not believed that he poses a threat to the wider public."

As previously reported, police told staff at the John Innes Centre not to leave the premises while they search for a man who had been arrested for public order offences.

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An NNUH spokesman said they were unable to comment because of patient confidentiality.

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