Search for missing man who may be headed to Gosport

Darren Davidson, who has gone missing from Craigavon Area Hospital in County Tyrone.''He is originally from Gosport and his family think he may be headed back to Hampshire
Darren Davidson, who has gone missing from Craigavon Area Hospital in County Tyrone.''He is originally from Gosport and his family think he may be headed back to Hampshire
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THE family of a mentally-ill Gosport man who has left a hospital in Northern Ireland think he is trying to return to Hampshire and fear for his safety.

Darren Davidson, who is 49 tomorrow, went missing from the Craigavon Area Hospital in County Tyrone at about 10.30am on Monday. He is known to have caught a ferry to Troon in Scotland, which docked at 10am on Tuesday.

Mr Davidson, who grew up in Bridgemary, suffers from drug-induced psychosis brought on from drug use when he was younger.

His sister, Donna Davidson, 44, who still lives in Bridgemary, said she thought Mr Davidson was trying to get back to Gosport.

She said her brother had disappeared from the hospital where he was staying before.

She said: ‘I’m concerned about his wellbeing.

‘He’s harmless but he gets paranoid so that he doesn’t trust anyone who gets near him.

‘He will just do a Forrest Gump and start walking.

‘The police are very concerned because if he doesn’t take his medication he just gets worse and worse.’

Darren is about 5ft 7in and slim with short, dark greying hair.

When last seen he was wearing black shorts, a dark T-shirt, brown hiking boots, woollen socks and possibly a black and white beanie hat.

Police have asked anyone who has seen him to call 101.