Nick Newman, 41, of Cranbrook, Kent, was thought to have left Maidstone Hospital after suffering a panic attack. A woman who saw him said blood transfusion tubes were still attached to his arm. He later visited a friend and was said to be confused. While the man telephoned for help, Mr Newman returned to his car and drove off.
A police spokesman said: 'This man needs immediate medical help and is quite obviously disturbed. I would urge him to contact the police as soon as possible.'Reuse content