Police warn public not to approach man escaped from a mental health unit in Newham

Members of the public have been urged by police not to approach a man who escaped from a mental health unit in East London on Thursday.

Justin Harper, 26, absconded from the Newham Centre for Mental Health on Cherry Tree Way, Glen Road in the E13 area.

Harper was last seen around 4pm, before he disappeared from the centre.

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While his whereabouts are not known, police believe that it is possible he may be in the Gatwick Airport area.

Police units in Newham, Essex and Surrey have posted appeals for information on Twitter and Facebook, calling on the public to report sightings of Harper.

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Newham Police tweeted: “Justin Harper, 26, absconded from #Newham Centre for Mental Health – last seen at around 4pm on 25Nov. Possibly in the #Gatwick Airport area. Public are advised not to approach Justin but pls call 999 if seen”.

Anyone with any other information that could lead to finding Harper are urged to call 101 and quote the reference number 21MIS036834.

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