Missing Lancaster man could be threat to public

A 41-year-old man who has gone missing from a Lancaster care home could pose a risk to the public.

Tuesday, 10th May 2016, 3:58 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th May 2016, 6:00 pm

Andrew Westbury was last seen at a care home on Westbourne Road, Lancaster, at approximately 6pm on Monday May 10.

He has been residing voluntarily in the care home since being convicted of a sexual assault earlier this year. He also suffers from mental illness and is on medication which he needs to take regularly and is believed not to have in his possession.

Police are urging members of the public not to approach him, but to contact police immediately if they know of his whereabouts.

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Sergeant Stephen Craig, of Lancaster Police, said: “Mr Westbury should have returned to the home at approximately 11pm last night but did not appear.

“He is mentally unwell and is at risk of displaying violent or sexualised behaviour.

“We are now appealing for help from the community in locating him. However, we would urge members of the public not to approach him.

“Anybody with information as to his whereabouts should contact us straight away.”

He is described as white, of thin build, with short, grey hair. He was last seen wearing a grey tracksuit top and grey tracksuit trousers.

He also has links to the Ingleton, Dent and Bentham areas. Anyone with information should contact police on 101.