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Public warned to stay away from man with history of violence who escaped from mental health unit

Police have renewed their appeal for help to trace a man who disappeared from a mental health unit on Thursday.

Aaron Moore Credit: Met Police

31-year-old Aaron Moore is a paranoid schizophrenic with a personality disorder and is considered dangerous. He escaped from outside the North Middlesex Hospital in Enfield while he was with staff from the secure unit.

Aaron Moore seen at a bank

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.

– Detective Inspector Paul Ridley, from North Area CID