Police step up search to find Clitheroe man missing from hospital for two days

Police have renewed their appeal to find a missing Clitheroe man who walked out of Royal Blackburn Hospital

Sunday, 18th October 2020, 2:07 pm

Zbigniew Strzelczyk (59) was last seen at about 8.25am on Friday (October 16th) before leaving the hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.

The last sighting of him was in the Bull Hill area of Darwen at about 4pm the same day.

Lancashire Police are now asking people to check sheds, garages and outhouses in the area in case he has sought shelter inside.

Have you seen Zbigniew Strzelczy who has gone missing from the Royal Blackburn Hospital?

They are also asking for people with CCTV to check if he has been captured on camera and people with dashcam who drove through the area on Friday or Saturday to check that.

Detective Chief Inspector Tim Brown, of Blackburn Police, said: 'It’s more than 48 hours since Mr Strzelczyk went missing and as the time goes by we are obviously growing more and more concerned about him.

"He is likely to be confused and may not know where he is. I would appeal to anyone who has seen him or anyone matching his description to get in touch with us immediately.

“I would especially appeal to people in the Bull Hill area of Darwen to check any outbuildings in case he has sought shelter and I would ask people with CCTV in that area to check that. If anyone was driving along Bolton Road in the last couple of days and has dashcam I would ask that they have a look at that too."

He is described as white, of slim to medium build with balding grey hair and a bruise beneath one of his eyes.

Zbigniew, from Clitheroe, was last seen wearing a dark brown leather jacket, black t-shirt with white dots and a tan belt. He was also carrying a Booths carrier bag when he left the hospital.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0239 of October 16th