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Dangerous man absconds from secure unit

Police advise the public not to approach Dominic Tamblyn shown above. Credit: Met Police

Police in Wandsworth are trying to trace a man who has absconded whilst being sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

27-year-old Dominic Tamblyn was being treated at St Georges Hospita in Tooting when he escaped around 1pm this afternoon.

He had been remanded into secure accommodation at Springfield Hospital in Wandsworth to be assessed after being charged with attempted arson, making a bomb hoax and possession of knives after an incident on the 19th December 2011 in a book shop in Brewer Street in Central London.

He is described as dangerous and members of the public are advised not to approach him and call police on 999.

He is described as white, 6ft 4 tall with long brown hair and a wispy beard.

Tamblyn is known to areas across London and Surrey.