Man flees after drinking "potentially fatal" amount of anti-freeze

Paul Blaikie, 36, went missing this morning in Hastings

Paul Blaikie, 36, went missing this morning in Hastings

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A man being treated by paramedics after drinking a potentially fatal amount anti-freeze has run away.

Paul Blaikie, 36, fled from St Helen’s Road, Hastings, around 8am this morning after he had ingested the substance.

Police have now deployed a helicopter to help the search - it is thought he may have been heading for Alexander Park.

Sergeant Paul Elrick from Hastings police said: "We are very concerned about Paul as we are advised that the amount of anti-freeze that he is believed to have ingested could prove extremely harmful and if not treated promptly, could be fatal.

“We have been informed that his eyesight was already affected when he was being treated and it could well appear that he is very drunk or comatose.

"He is of stocky build with dark, greying hair and was wearing blue jeans, a red hooded top and a dark coat.

"If you see him, it is essential that he gets medical treatment immediately.”

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 999 quoting serial 174 of 13/03.

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12:33pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Goldenwight says...

There is more to this story than meets the eye. The Police haven't deployed the force helicopter simply to deal with some bloke who has drunk anti-freeze (for whatever reason), nor have they provided a mug shot on that basis. Why is there a Police incident reference relating to this? Is the man dangerous to approach? What should we do if we come across him?
There is more to this story than meets the eye. The Police haven't deployed the force helicopter simply to deal with some bloke who has drunk anti-freeze (for whatever reason), nor have they provided a mug shot on that basis. Why is there a Police incident reference relating to this? Is the man dangerous to approach? What should we do if we come across him? Goldenwight
  • Score: 2

1:16pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Ambo Guy says...

At least he'll be able to keep going in cold weather!
At least he'll be able to keep going in cold weather! Ambo Guy
  • Score: 5

4:15pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Old Ladys Gin says...

Dodgy vodka? you just can't trust it.
Dodgy vodka? you just can't trust it. Old Ladys Gin
  • Score: 4

4:56pm Thu 13 Mar 14

tykemison says...

Did he buy it along lewes road? Doing a good, ahem, deal on spirits I hear.
Did he buy it along lewes road? Doing a good, ahem, deal on spirits I hear. tykemison
  • Score: 7

6:03pm Thu 13 Mar 14

LeonBIank666 says...

He looks like a young (but fat) Leonard Cohen.
He looks like a young (but fat) Leonard Cohen. LeonBIank666
  • Score: 3

8:45pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Levent says...

Look on the bright side, he won't freeze or rust anytime soon!!!
Look on the bright side, he won't freeze or rust anytime soon!!! Levent
  • Score: 3

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