Appeal To Trace Injured Man Missing From LGI, Leeds
Monday, January 9, 2017
A man who has gone missing from hospital in Leeds with a potentially life-threatening head injury may be Polish or Eastern European.
Officers are appealing particularly to those communities for information that could assist in tracing the man who left Leeds General Infirmary at 5.37pm yesterday (8/1) before he could receive medical treatment.
He had been brought in by ambulance after being found collapsed in the street at the junction of Torre Lane and York Road at about 4pm.
He was described being aged in his fifties or sixties, about 5ft 9ins, unshaven with dark grey hair. He was said to be unkempt in appearance and was carrying a distinctive blue or lilac sports bag. Witnesses described him as sounding Polish or Eastern European and he referred to the name "Greg", which may be his name or someone he knows.
He left the hospital and walked along Clarendon Way towards Hyde Terrace.
Detective Sergeant Dave Parkin, of Leeds District CID, said: "We are continuing to carry out enquiries to establish this man's current whereabouts and would like to hear from anyone who can assist us in identifying or tracing him. We believe he may be Polish or Eastern European and I would like to appeal specifically to those communities for any information as to who he might be.
"We remain concerned for his welfare given the circumstances in which he has gone missing and the fact he is likely to need medical treatment for what was classed as a serious head injury."
Anyone who has seen the man or who has any information that could assist in identifying or tracing him is asked to to contact the Special Operations Room at Elland Road via 101 quoting log number 1171 of January 8.
Sunday January 8, 2017
Detectives would like to speak to anyone who knows or has seen the man pictured who left Leeds General Infirmary at about 5.37pm this evening despite needing medical attention.
The man, who is believed to be in his 50's to 60's was taken by ambulance to hospital, after he was found collapsed on the street at the junction of Torre Lane and York Road at about 4pm today (Sunday January 8).
He was not able to provide a name or details to hospital or ambulance staff and later walked away from the hospital.
The man is described as 50-60yrs of age, 5ft 9in unshaven with dark grey hair, and may be called 'Greg.'
Detective Inspector James Entwistle of Leeds District CID, said: "We are very concerned for the well being of this man who is suffered a potentially life threatening head injury and needs immediate medical attention.
"We are appealing to anyone who knows him, saw him leaving hospital or may have seen the original incident at the junction of York Road and Torre Lane in which he was injured, to contact us as a matter of urgency.
"I would ask anyone who can assist to call the Special Operations Room at Leeds District HQ through 101, referencing police log 1171 of today."