Man missing from hospital is found and readmitted

Found: Ivor Stanley.
Found: Ivor Stanley.
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A DIABETIC Doncaster man who went missing and is thought to have been sleeping rough for a week has been admitted to hospital.

Ivor Stanley was found in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, yesterday afternoon and detained in hospital because of his confused mental state. Humberside Police alerted their colleagues in Doncaster.

Mr Stanley was previously found in Sheffield on Thursday morning and taken to hospital but walked out before being treated.

Police say an ambulance took the 39-year-old from the Meadowhall interchange to the Northern General Hospital.

He was said to have been in a confused condition, possibly because he has not been taking medication, but did not remain at the hospital and was not treated.

Mr Stanley, who suffers from diabetes and was described as vulnerable, left his home in Intake, Doncaster, at 4am last Saturday.

He took a taxi to Great North Road, Bawtry, and got out near the RSPCA Animal Centre before setting off to walk towards Bawtry.

That was the last sighting until he was found at Meadowhall and Mr Stanley gave the impression he had been sleeping rough, say police.

His relieved daughter, Chantelle Chapman, said: “My dad is diabetic and relies upon his medication.

“As you can imagine my family were extremely desperate to find him so he could receive the right medical attention.”