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- Edition: Wednesday, March 23, 1932 Wednesday, March 23, 1932
NATIVE OF WORKINGTON
Stated to be a native of Workington, Irving PARKER, a dangerous maniac,
has escaped from the Menston Mental Institution, near Ilkley, and an
extensive search has been commenced by the West Riding and Bradford City Police.
The roads leading to the Institution are usually busy with motor and
pedestrian traffic, and as the man disappeared suddenly and all efforts to find
him have up to the time of writing, failed, it is suggested that he avoided
the roads and is wandering about somewhere on the lonely moors. He is
described as being a dangerous maniac, and much concern is felt by the asylum
authorities, as he may do some harm while he is at large.
When he escaped he was wearing a dark tweed suit and a pair of light
slippers with buckles. He is described as being 5ft 9 in. in height, with very
dark hair. He is 29 years of age.
WHITEHAVEN MAN MISSING.
It is reported that John FOSTER, aged 35, a single man, of 1, Ladypit
Terrace, Whitehaven has been missing from his lodgings since Saturday, and it
is thought that he may be suffering from loss of memory. FOSTER is a native of
Cork and speaks with a strong Irish brogue. The official description of the
man is :-
Height 5 ft. 5 in., slender build; sandy hair; fresh complexion, clean
shaven, blue eyes, dressed in navy blue suit, light coloured cap, overcoat,
black shoes, collar and tie.