Man who carries out 'serious random assaults' absconds from hospital - police warn public not to approach

Mahad Abdulkadir Mahamud, 26, absconded from Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield, north London on Monday afternoon

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Police have urged people not to approach a man who carries out “serious random assaults” after he absconded from a hospital.

Mahad Abdulkadir Mahamud, 26, absconded from Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield, north London on Monday around 5.30pm.

Mahad Abdulkadir Mahamud
Mahad Abdulkadir Mahamud

Mahamud had been detained under the Mental Health Act and is considered a “risk to the public.

The 26-year-old has connections with Camden and Hertfordshire areas.

He is described as 6ft 1ins, medium build, balding black hair with a beard. He was last seen wearing grey jogging bottoms.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Ridley, from the local policing team in Enfield, said: “Mahamud has previously seriously assaulted another person completely unknown to him and is considered a serious risk to the public.

"Extensive efforts are being made by my investigation team to locate this man, but we are also asking for the public's help.

“If you see this man, please do not to approach or challenge him, but dial 999 immediately."

Police are urging anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact police on 999 quoting CAD 5851/13JUN.

Or to remain anonymous contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.