Police in hunt for missing patient

Police are trying to trace a King's Lynn man who has absconded from a mental hospital in Essex.Nick Stevens was last seen at Basildon Hospital on Friday, December 29.

Police are trying to trace a King's Lynn man who has absconded from a mental hospital in Essex.

Nick Stevens was last seen at Basildon Hospital on Friday, December 29.

Mr Stevens, 20, is described as 5ft 6ins tall, of slim build and with short brown hair. When he left the hospital, he was wearing jeans, a blue jumper, blue and white T-shirt and black trainers.

Today an Essex police spokesman said: “He is not believed to have any other clothing with him and very little cash.

“He has been known to sleep rough in wooded areas and we believe he may be on his way to Suffolk or Norfolk.”

Mr Stevens was from the King's Lynn area but had been a patient at the hospital since early November.

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Anyone with any information concerning his whereabouts should call Essex police on 01268 532212.