Man escapes mental health facility in Southhall, He may be a danger to himself and others

Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of man who has absconded from a mental health unit.

Orlando Silva, 42, absconded on Wednesday, 6 January at 19:00hrs from the facility in Uxbridge Road, Southall, where he was detained under the Mental Health Act.

He is described as a Portuguese national, 5ft 6ins of medium build with short light brown hair and a light brown moustache and goatee beard. He was last seen wearing army-style khaki trousers with side pockets, a black jacket and black trainers.

Mr Silva suffers from schizophrenia and with no access to medication may be a danger to himself and others.

Anyone who sees him should not approach him but call police on 999 in an emergency or 101.