Dangerous prisoner escapes from psychiatric unit

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A dangerous Colombian prisoner who escaped from a hospital's psychiatric unit was on the run today, police said.

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said that Durendy Pachon, 21, went missing last night from Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield, north London.

She said he was admitted under a Home Office restriction order following his conviction earlier this year.

"He is described as dangerous and should not be approached under any circumstances," added the spokeswoman.

Scotland Yard were expected to give further details later today but advised anyone with information to call police immediately.

Pachon is described as light-skinned, 5ft 6in tall, heavily-built with short black straight hair. He was wearing a dark track suit and white jacket.