Hunt for escaped mental health patients

Daily Echo: Neil Emery Neil Emery

A COUNTYWIDE hunt has been launched for two men who have escaped from a secure mental health unit.

Both men, Jason Bratton - who has links to Hampshire and Southampton - and Neil Emery, have a history of violence and went missing from the unit at Epsom General Hospital Wednesday.

Members of the public are being warned not to approach the men, who are unlikely to have taken their medication and as a result may be a risk to themselves and others.

The pair had been detained under the Mental Health Act and both require various medications.

Mr Bratton, 36, is described as white, 160cm tall, of a slim build with short black hair. He was wearing grey jogging bottoms, a white t-shirt, a grey baseball cap and white trainers.

He also has a blue Celtic band tattoo around his upper arm.

He is known to frequent the areas of Southampton, Aldershot, Farnham and Farnborough and regularly uses the rail network.

Daily Echo: Jason BrattonJason Bratton

Mr Emery, 46, is white, 5ft 8ins tall and of a stocky build with short black greying hair, a scruffy beard and a tanned complexion. He was wearing a white t-shirt, three-quarter length khaki trousers and boots.

Officers have carried out a number of enquiries and have established that neither of the men have their phones or any money.

Police are contacting friends and family of the two men but so far neither of them has made any contact.

Detective Inspector Dan Voller, who is leading the investigation, said: “We are asking for the public's help in tracing these two men.

“Both men do have a history of violence and although there is no indication of any direct threat to the public, anyone who believes they have seen either of the two men are urged not to approach them but to phone police immediately.

“Because we believe they have not taken their medication, the men may also be at risk of harming themselves. We are carrying out extensive searches for both men, but we need the public's help.”

Anyone with information about their whereabouts should call Surrey Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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10:00am Fri 27 Jun 14

Zexagon says...

SECURE mental unit?
SECURE mental unit? Zexagon
  • Score: 9

10:01am Fri 27 Jun 14

rudolph_hucker says...

Let's hope they catch these nutters as soon as possible, and get them medicated and back inside.
Let's hope they catch these nutters as soon as possible, and get them medicated and back inside. rudolph_hucker
  • Score: -44

10:46am Fri 27 Jun 14

SotonChar1 says...

rudolph_hucker wrote:
Let's hope they catch these nutters as soon as possible, and get them medicated and back inside.
Wow! Nutters, what a lovely way to describe Mentally Ill people! You're an un-educated fool, I pray no one in your family is Mentally Ill, I'd hate to think how you would veiw them....
[quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: Let's hope they catch these nutters as soon as possible, and get them medicated and back inside.[/p][/quote]Wow! Nutters, what a lovely way to describe Mentally Ill people! You're an un-educated fool, I pray no one in your family is Mentally Ill, I'd hate to think how you would veiw them.... SotonChar1
  • Score: 62

11:50am Fri 27 Jun 14

shirlski says...

I don't really understand why comment is invited on some stories where there is really nothing to be said. These guys were in a secure mental hospital for a reason (unknown) so let's hope that they are caught and returned for their and other peoples safety. End of.
I don't really understand why comment is invited on some stories where there is really nothing to be said. These guys were in a secure mental hospital for a reason (unknown) so let's hope that they are caught and returned for their and other peoples safety. End of. shirlski
  • Score: 18

1:21pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Brite Spark says...

They'll be found easily enough they must be intimidating somebody right now somewhere.
They'll be found easily enough they must be intimidating somebody right now somewhere. Brite Spark
  • Score: -7

1:50pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Brock_and_Roll says...

Some rather uninformed indeed ignorant comments here. As someone who has visited Broadmoor on quite a few occasions, I have great sympathy for people who suffer from mental illness and to their families. Obviously people are not sectioned without very good reason, so hopefully they will be found soon.
Some rather uninformed indeed ignorant comments here. As someone who has visited Broadmoor on quite a few occasions, I have great sympathy for people who suffer from mental illness and to their families. Obviously people are not sectioned without very good reason, so hopefully they will be found soon. Brock_and_Roll
  • Score: 6

1:56pm Fri 27 Jun 14

rudolph_hucker says...

Brock_and_Roll wrote:
Some rather uninformed indeed ignorant comments here. As someone who has visited Broadmoor on quite a few occasions, I have great sympathy for people who suffer from mental illness and to their families. Obviously people are not sectioned without very good reason, so hopefully they will be found soon.
They'll turn up - one way or another.
[quote][p][bold]Brock_and_Roll[/bold] wrote: Some rather uninformed indeed ignorant comments here. As someone who has visited Broadmoor on quite a few occasions, I have great sympathy for people who suffer from mental illness and to their families. Obviously people are not sectioned without very good reason, so hopefully they will be found soon.[/p][/quote]They'll turn up - one way or another. rudolph_hucker
  • Score: -17

4:21pm Fri 27 Jun 14

wingalingadingdong says...

Not a very 'Secure Mental Health Unit' :/
Not a very 'Secure Mental Health Unit' :/ wingalingadingdong
  • Score: -7

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