A MAN who went missing from a secure mental health hospital four days ago and caught a train to Edinburgh has been found.

Michael Errington left The Priory Hospital, in Middleton St George, Darlington, at around 8am on Saturday, April 27, on approved leave from the premises and did not return.

The 51-year-old has been living at the secure site for the past nine years after serving 18 years in prison for manslaughter.

He is on medication, which officers believe he has not taken since Saturday. Without it he can become aggressive and unpredictable.

Members of the public were warned not to approach Mr Errington if they saw him.

After leaving the hospital, Mr Errington caught a bus into Darlington town centre. Once there he caught another bus to Durham, and then a further bus to Newcastle where he boarded a train to Edinburgh.

The train arrived into Edinburgh Waverley station at 2.38pm on Saturday where he was captured on CCTV getting off the train.

He then left the station via the Princes Street exit and turned left towards the castle.

Durham Police confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that Mr Errington had been found in Edinburgh at around 2.30pm.

Mr Errington had been granted leave at the time he went missing.

A Priory Hospital spokeswoman said: “Decisions about approved leave are taken, where appropriate, by a multi-disciplinary team which includes a consultant psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, and other professionals as well as external agencies including the NHS, in close liaison with the Ministry of Justice.”