On Tuesday, 2 April, we appealed for information regarding the whereabouts of 54-year-old Philip Theophilou who had absconded from a mental health facility in east London.

Officers carried out lengthy enquiries including a review of CCTV footage.

In the early hours of Thursday, 4 April, officers were called to a south London hospital.

Theophilou was detained and has been returned to the facility.

We are continuing to liaise with partner organisations regarding how he absconded.

We would like to thank the public and media for their assistance.

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