Plea To Find Man Missing From Hospital In Redditch

Update Below

By Simon Preston

Police are concerned for the welfare of a patient who has gone missing after walking out of the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch this afternoon (Monday, 5 March).

Kenneth Pitt, aged 65, was last seen walking out of the hospital in Woodrow Drive and towards a bus stop at about 4.30pm. He had been there receiving treatment for an illness since 25 February this year.

Mr Pitt is described as vulnerable and may appear very confused due to his condition. He requires regular medication but does not have that with him and also left his wallet behind.

He is white, 6ft tall and slim, with long dark hair and a dishevelled appearance. When last seen he was wearing a red football top under a blue anorak, grey jogging bottoms and slippers. He was wearing a hospital tag and carrying bags with him.

Inspector Kevin Lane of West Mercia Police said: “Due to his medical requirements and confused state, which is due to his condition, we are very concerned for his welfare and it is urgent we trace him as soon as possible.

“He does not have access to his own transport but likes using buses although he doesn’t have his bus pass with him

“We currently have officers searching the area for him, including at Church Hill where his children live. I would appeal to anyone who knows where he is or thinks they have seen him to contact us immediately so  we can ensure his safety.”

Missing Hospital Patient Is Found In Redditch

A patient who went missing from the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch is safe after being found by police in the town this morning (Tuesday, 6 March).

Kenneth Pitt, aged 65, was reported missing after walking out of the hospital at about 4.30pm yesterday. Police officers, including dog handlers, carried out searches in the area throughout the night. Mr Pitt was found by police on land off Woodrow Drive at about 8.45am today and is now back in hospital.

West Mercia Police would like to thank those members of the public who helped officers by providing information and the media for their assistance.