APPEAL: Man missing from Manchester hospital could be in New Mills area

David Ellison, missing from Hope Hospital in Salford. Photo: GMP Salford.
David Ellison, missing from Hope Hospital in Salford. Photo: GMP Salford.

Police believe a man reported missing from a Greater Manchester hospital could be attempting to travel to the New Mills area.

David Ellison was last seen leaving Hope Hospital in Salford at 9.30am this morning (Monday).

A post on the Greater Manchester Police Salford East Facebook page reads: “We have concerns over David’s health and are urging anyone who sights him to phone us as soon as possible.

“David is from the New Mills area and could be attempting to make his way back there despite having very little money on him. He is carrying a white NHS plastic bag.”

The 68-year-old is understood to have been recovering in hospital, after sustaining injuries in a collision with a large van while cycling along Station Road in Birch Vale in early January.

It prompted an appeal in the Advertiser by Derbyshire police to trace friends or relatives of the injured cyclist.

Anyone with information about Mr Ellison’s whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101.