There's a 'dangerous' man on the loose in England

There's a 'dangerous' man on the loose in England

Police in England have issued a warning that a “dangerous” mentally ill man has gone missing from his home.

Benedict Onyemaechi, 48, was last seen on Monday January 18 at his house in Southgate, north London.

The Metropolitan Police warned the public not to go near him as he is “potentially dangerous” but to ring the emergency services.

“In the event of an immediate sighting, do not approach him but call 999,” a spokesman said.

The British Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has issued an order for Mr Onyemaechi to seek an urgent medical assessment.

Benedict Onyemaechi
Benedict Onyemaechi

“An MoJ order was issued on Wednesday, 20 January, under Section 42(3) of the Mental Health Act stating that Benedict Onyemaechi is thought to be unmedicated and a risk to the public,” an MoJ spokesman said.

“The order recalled him to the NHS North London Forensic Service for urgent assessment.”

Mr Onyemaechi is described as a black man, 5ft 9in and stocky, a Met Police spokesman said.

Anyone with information about Mr Onyemaechi can call Edmonton police.

The Samaritans' 24-hour helpline number is: 116 123

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