A Brighton man has been reported missing after walking out of A&E at the Royal Sussex, police said today (Saturday 28 October).
Issuing a public appeal for help tracing Michael Wilder, Sussex Police said: “Police are concerned for the welfare of Michael John James Wilder, 42, of no fixed address, after he walked out of Accident and Emergency at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, during Friday evening (27 October).
“It is believed he was heading towards the city centre.
“Michael is white, 5ft 7in, of slim build, and with blue eyes, short untidy blond hair and a blond beard.
“He has a northern accent and was wearing a navy blue jumper over a white t-shirt.
“He was also wearing black trousers and black shoes and was carrying a black rucksack.
“Michael has various tattoos on his left and right arms. Of note is a skull with horns on his left arm and a ‘grim reaper’ on his right arm.
“He also the names Mick (looks like ‘Duck’) and Emma as tattoos.
“Michael is currently of no fixed address and is believed to sleeping rough in Brighton city centre.”
PC Ben Wellard, of the Brighton and Hove Vulnerability Team, said: “We are becoming increasingly concerned for Michael’s welfare and would encourage anyone with any information concerning his whereabouts to get in touch.”
Anyone with information is asked to phone Sussex Police on 101 or report it online, quoting serial 988 of 27/10.