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Renewed appeal to trace man who absconded from mental health facility in Islington two weeks ago, with links to Brent Cross

Detectives in Islington are urgently seeking assistance to locate Mohamed Mboob, a 36-year-old man who escaped from a mental health facility in Islington.

He was last seen around midday on August 25th, heading towards Archway station. Additionally, Mboob is wanted for an alleged indecent exposure incident in July.

CCTV footage captured him near a McDonald’s restaurant in Stratford, east London, on August 27th between approximately 10:30 and 12:30 hours.

He was wearing distinctive multi-colored patchwork dungarees, gold trainers, and carrying a black rucksack. Mboob is described as Black, slim, 5ft 7in tall, with highlighted hair.

He has connections to the Paddington, Stratford, Brent Cross, Hackney, and Bromley areas and may go by the alias name Jimmie Toshi. Authorities are urging anyone with information about his whereabouts to come forward.

Renewed appeal to trace man who absconded from mental health facility in Islington two weeks ago, with links to Brent Cross Harrow Online
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Detective Chief Inspector Paul Ridley from Central North BCU is leading the investigation and is urging the public to provide assistance in locating Mboob. He said: “My investigation team has been diligently trying to trace Mr Mboob for around two weeks.

“Through detailed enquiries, we have established several sightings of Mr Mboob in the Stratford area however he could be anywhere in London or further afield.

“I am asking for anyone with sightings of Mr Mboob to call 101 without delay and if anyone sees him, especially women, my advice is not to approach him and dial 999 immediately.

“He could be using public transport to travel, and again my advice to the public is not to approach him if seen.

“To aid our enquiries, I am today releasing footage of him wearing distinctive clothing, however he may now have changed his appearance including his hairstyle.

“My key priority is locating Mboob and I would encourage anyone who wishes to provide information anonymously to do so. I can assure you that all information provided will be immediately followed up.”

Anyone with information that could assist in locating Mboob should call police on 101, Tweet @MetCC or call Missing People on 116000, quoting 23MIS028958.

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