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  • 27 June 2014, 10:35

Two 'Violent' Men Escape Secure Hospital

Two men with a history of violence have escaped from a secure hospital unit in Surrey.

Jason Bratton, 36, and Neil Emery, 46, went missing from the facility at Epsom General Hospital at 10.45am on Wednesday.

Detective Inspector Dan Voller, of Surrey Police, said: "Both do have a history of violence and although there is no indication of any direct threat to the public, anyone who believes they have seen either is urged not to approach them but to phone police immediately.

"Because we believe they have not taken their medication, the men may also be at risk of harming themselves.

"We are carrying out extensive searches for both men, but we need the public's help."

Bratton is white, 5ft 3in tall, of a slim build with short black hair.

He was wearing a grey tracksuit, a white T-shirt, a grey baseball cap and white trainers.

He also has a blue Celtic band tattoo around his upper arm and is familiar with Aldershot, Farnborough, Farnham and Southampton.

Emery is white, 5ft 8in tall and of a stocky build with short, black, greying hair and a scruffy beard.

He was wearing a white T-shirt, three-quarter length khaki trousers and boots and has links to the Woking and Richmond areas.

Both had been detained under the Mental Health Act and require various medications.

Anyone seeing either of the men is urged to phone police on 101, quoting reference number P14183236, or 999 in an emergency.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts who does not want to speak to the police can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.