Black Dog Strangler

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Black Dog Strangler

A nickname for a mentally deranged inmate in the UK, so anointed for strangling a fellow inmate, Derek Williams, at the Ashworth Hospital (for the dangerously mentally ill), after becoming convinced Williams had turned into a black dog.
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Questions were also raised when Phillip Westwater, branded the 'Black Dog Strangler' for his brutal murder of a man in Merseyside, was able to flee St Nicholas' in 2012.
She said a prime example of this was her report into the escape of the killer Phillip Westwater - nicknamed 'Black Dog' - from St Nicholas, a psychiatric hospital in Gosforth, Newcastle, just two months into her new role.
Phillip Westwater, 44, now known as Whiteman, became notorious after he strangled fellow Ashworth Hospital patient Derek Williams in 1990.
Phillip Westwater, 44, now known as Whiteman, left his clothes in a pile at St Nicholas Hospital, Newcastle, after asking to use the toilet during an escorted visit within the site yesterday, then disappeared for 12 hours.
Phillip Westwater, 44, fled St Nicholas Hospital in Gosforth, Newcastle, at 10am on Wednesday, after asking to go to the toilet.
Phillip Westwater, 40, tied the knot at Rampton High Security Hospital's social club on Friday.
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That work has seen her make public a critical report into how the force dealt with escaped prisoner Phillip Westwater, dubbed the Black Dog Killer, a situation unthinkable in the days of local police authorities.
Convicted killer Phillip Westwater became notorious after he strangled fellow patient Derek Williams at Ashworth hospital in 1990.
Last year mental health chiefs also came under fire after killer Phillip Westwater - branded the "Black Dog Strangler"following the brutal murder of a patient on Merseyside - eluded a Tyneside hospital's security to spend 12 hours on the run.
Northumbria Police Commissioner Vera Baird has published her report into the escape of Phillip Westwater from St Nicholas' Psychiatric Hospital last February.
Phillip Westwater went on the run for more than 12 hours from the Bamburgh Unit, a ward at St Nicholas' Hospital in Newcastle's Gosforth which specialises in personality disorders.