Police continue hunt for mentally ill escapee

Police are continuing to search for a man who has gone missing from a secure mental health unit.

There is concern for James Lisbon's well-being as he requires treatment. Credit: Metropolitan Police

James Frank Lisbon, 34, disappeared from the John Howard Centre, a secure mental health unit in Kenworthy Road, Homerton, east London, on August 4 after failing to return from unescorted leave.

He is believed to be in the east London area and police are warning the public not to approach him.

He is described as white, 6ft tall and of large build. He was last seen wearing a navy blue short sleeved top, navy tracksuit bottoms and a white baseball cap. He has scars on both arms and a tattoo on his right arm.

Anyone with any information as to his whereabouts has been asked to call 999.