Escaped rapist in urgent need of medication, say police

This CCTV image of Malcolm Millman at Leeds railway station at 8.50am on Sunday, October 25
This CCTV image of Malcolm Millman at Leeds railway station at 8.50am on Sunday, October 25

A week-old image of escaped rapist Malcolm Millman has been released by police.

The 58-year-old, who is known to have threatened his rape victims with weapons, was caught on CCTV at Leeds railway station days after absconding from a mental health unit in MK.

The wanted man disappeared on Saturday, October 24, during a day trip to a Buddhist monastery from Eaglestone’s Chadwick Lodge.

Today, police say Mr Millman is in urgent need of medication for heart disease and diabetes - and are appealing for health workers to report any potential sightings.

They believe it is likely he will need to visit a GP surgery, chemist or emergency department in the next few days.

Det Supt Chris Ward from the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit said: “We need the public to let us know if they see anyone matching Mr Millman’s description, particularly NHS staff or other health workers who may come into contact with Mr Millman as he tries to obtain the medication that he needs.

“Please be vigilant in hospitals, surgeries and pharmacies, and help to spread the wanted appeal with posters and leaflets in your waiting rooms and staff rooms.

“If you see Mr Millman, do not approach him and call 999 immediately. Mr Millman is a dangerous sex offender who has a number of previous convictions including for rape. In some of those cases he used a weapon in his attack.

“Any piece of information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could be vital to tracing Mr Millman, and ensuring this dangerous sex offender is no longer on the streets posing a threat to the public.”