Police hunt man who is missing from Essex mental health unit

Police hunt man who is missing from Essex mental health unit

Police hunt man who is missing from Essex mental health unit

First published in News

Police are launching a nationwide appeal to find a man who has gone missing from a mental health unit in south Essex.

Derek Jarrett left the unit in Benfleet on Wednesday, April 30 with a woman. She returned on Saturday, May 3 after being found in Bristol by police.

Following a series of enquiries, detectives believe there is a possibility that he has travelled to London, Kent or Maidenhead; but not ruling out the prospect that he still may be in the Bristol area. As a result, officers from the Metropolitan Police, Kent Police and Thames Valley Police have been alerted to his disappearance with Avon & Somerset police continuing their search for him.

Derek Jarrett is described as white, is approximately 5ft 6ins tall, has grey hair and has several tattoos on his arms. He was caught on CCTV at a hotel in Bristol where he stayed at. He should not be approached, with people instead urged to contact police immediately.

Anyone who sees Derek Jarrett should contact police on 999.

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5:27pm Fri 9 May 14

Bhudeeka says...

I do hope this ppor man is found safe and well
I do hope this ppor man is found safe and well Bhudeeka
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6:21pm Fri 9 May 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Although it doesn’t specifically say so, this report seems to suggest that the missing person was being looked after within a ‘secure environment’- presumably in the interests of his safety or that of others.

If that is the case then the paucity of information released by the authorities is quite lamentable. A somewhat vague description accompanied by a fuzzy picture presents an image of someone who could probably be found in every pub and bookies up and down the land at just about anytime one cared to take a look.

If he is potentially dangerous why hasn’t a decent quality photograph been issued and why no description (or even pictures?) of his tattoos to help ‘narrow the field’?

The details so far published don’t exactly make him stand out from thousands of others who fit that particular bill.

Someone is not doing their job properly!

Indeed if that picture had been showing a Tesco Checkout Counter instead of a Hotel Reception Desk the report could quite just as easily have read ‘Police Hunt Grandma who has been Nicking Tins of Processed Peas’. 'The old dear is described as white, is approximately 5ft 6ins tall, has grey hair and has several tattoos on her arms'.

Cor Blimey, come Monday Morning Holloway Jail would be bursting at the seams!
Although it doesn’t specifically say so, this report seems to suggest that the missing person was being looked after within a ‘secure environment’- presumably in the interests of his safety or that of others. If that is the case then the paucity of information released by the authorities is quite lamentable. A somewhat vague description accompanied by a fuzzy picture presents an image of someone who could probably be found in every pub and bookies up and down the land at just about anytime one cared to take a look. If he is potentially dangerous why hasn’t a decent quality photograph been issued and why no description (or even pictures?) of his tattoos to help ‘narrow the field’? The details so far published don’t exactly make him stand out from thousands of others who fit that particular bill. Someone is not doing their job properly! Indeed if that picture had been showing a Tesco Checkout Counter instead of a Hotel Reception Desk the report could quite just as easily have read ‘Police Hunt Grandma who has been Nicking Tins of Processed Peas’. 'The old dear is described as white, is approximately 5ft 6ins tall, has grey hair and has several tattoos on her arms'. Cor Blimey, come Monday Morning Holloway Jail would be bursting at the seams! OMPITA [Intl]
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