Police warned the public not to approach a man accused of assaulting an elderly woman after he disappeared from a mental health hospital.
Latvian-born Kiril Jakusevics, 39, is wanted by police in Westminster, central London, after a magistrate issued a warrant for his arrest.
He went missing from the Gordon Hospital in Bloomberg Street where had been detained under the Mental Health Act.
Homeless Jakusevics failed to appear in court yesterday where he is charged with assaulting an 86-year-old woman in Luxbury Street on October 2.
Police warned that he behaves erratically and could be dangerous, urging anyone who sees him to dial 999 and not to approach him.
Jakusevics was described as thin, 6ft 2ins tall, with shoulder-length shaggy brown hair and brown eyes. He may be sleeping rough at railway stations.