A hunt has been launched to trace a man who absconded from a mental health facility in Hackney.

Philip Theophilou, 54, went missing from the facility in Homerton on Sunday (March 31) and has since not returned.

A probe was launched by Metropolitan Police and their enquiries indicate that Philip travelled to the Green Park area on Sunday at around 11.25am.

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An appeal issued by the force said Philip was wearing a grey jumper, blue jeans, black jacket and black jumper when he left.

Hackney Gazette: Philip's image from when he absconded the facilityPhilip's image from when he absconded the facility (Image: Met Police)

Officers and medical professionals are concerned at his lack of access to medication and the risk he may pose without it.

Met Police has urged anyone who sees him to not approach him, but instead call 999 immediately quoting CAD 3598/31Mar.