Met Police launch manhunt for armed robber who absconded from mental health facility

Police in London are hunting a man who absconded from a mental health facility

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James Manley, 48, was last seen in Victoria Park in east London E3, at 11:15 this morning.

Scotland Yard have revealed Manley was convicted of a robbery two years ago and was subsequently detained under the Mental Health Act.

Anybody who has spotted James Manley is urged to contact the police.
Anybody who has spotted James Manley is urged to contact the police.

He is believed to have travelled through Waterloo Station this afternoon.

He is described as a male of large build, bald with lots of scars on his head.

He was last seen wearing a black jacket, white trainers, grey shorts, black t-shirt and glasses

Police are advising the public not to approach him and, if the see the suspect, they should call 999 immediately.