Detectives are appealing for urgent information to trace a violent absconder from a Mental Health Unit.

Aaron Moore, 31, escaped North Middlesex Hospital in Enfield last Thursday (21 June) around 15:25hrs.

He had been wearing handcuffs and was being escorted by three staff members when he was able to flee. Police say he ran off in the direction of the A406.

He is described as a light skinned black man, around 6ft tall and of large/heavy build. He has a beard which is described as ‘scruffy’.

CCTV of his last known sighting on Friday (22 June) showed at 09:19hrs, he made a large cash withdrawal at the Nationwide Building Society, N17.

It also revealed he was wearing a black puffa-style jacket with a hood, a grey hooded top with white drawstrings underneath the jacket and a black baseball cap with a white logo on it.

He was also carrying a black Adidas rucksack with the logo in the middle.

Moore is a paranoid schizophrenic - with a personality disorder - who has a history of violence. He also suffers from diabetes and has previously mentioned fleeing to Jamaica.

People are advised not to approach Moore as he is considered dangerous.

Detective Inspector Paul Ridley from North Area CID is leading the hunt. He said: “We are continuing our expansive investigation to locate this man.

"It has now been three days since his medication was administered; without this medication, there is a risk that Moore will exhibit violent tendencies that could be directed at the public.

"I must therefore re-iterate my warning – if you see this man, please do not approach or challenge him, but dial 999 immediately. I can assure the public that every sighting will be followed up by my team.

"I am also looking into whether he had assistance from a third party to escape, particularly as he was able to remove the metal handcuffs. He now has the means to travel anywhere across London or beyond and maybe using public transport."

Anyone with information is asked to quote 'Cad 5726/20Jun19'.