Police hunting escaped Homerton patient

The public have been warned not to approach a man who escaped from a mental health unit in Homerton yesterday.

Chidi Njoku, 28, ran away from his support worker at the secure John Howard Centre, in Kenworthy Road, at about 1pm.

Police are hunting Mr Njoku, a 6ft-tall black man with large build, scarring around his left eye, the name Kylie tattooed on his stomach and “WPC” scarred into his arm.

He was wearing dark blue tracksuit bottoms, a red and white t-shirt, black jumper and black Nike trainers.

Mr Njoku, who needs regular medical treatment, may visit the West End, Camden, Haringey and East Dulwich.

Anyone who sees him is asked not to approach him but call 999 immediately quoting reference 12MIS007736.