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Man flees Ealing mental health facility, police warn not to approach

Police have made an appeal to the public to help trace a man who absconded while on escorted leave from mental health facility in Ealing.

The Met said, “We are appealing for information about the whereabouts of a man who has absconded while on escorted leave from a mental health facility in west London.

“Matthew Barnard, 43, absconded in Ealing Broadway on 23 April shortly after midday. His last location was when he was with mental health staff at the Barclays Bank, Ealing Broadway.

“He is currently being detained under Section 37 and Section 41 of the Mental Health Act following a conviction for assault.

“Officers and medical professionals are concerned at his lack of access to medication and the risk he may pose without it.”

The force also advised that anyone who sees Matthew Barnard should not approach him and call 999 immediately quoting ref 2984/23APR24.

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