BREAKING NEWS: Escaped Doncaster mental patient is recaptured

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A man who fled while on escorted leave from a secure hospital in Doncaster yesterday is this morning back in police custody.

David Burslam, convicted of kidnapping a banker five years ago, was on an accompanied visit into the town centre from Cheswold Park Hospital when he escaped from staff yesterday morning.

A nationwide alert went out yesterday evening but Burslam was detained in Macclesfield, Cheshire, when he visited a hospital in a ‘confused’ state about 3am today and was recognised by staff, who held him until police arrived.


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