Police in Redbridge are appealing for help from the public to trace a wanted man.
Balasankar Narayanan absconded from a care facility in Ilford on Thursday, 7 October.
The 35-year-old has links across London, notably Newham, Greenford, Hammersmith, Highgate and Ilford, as well as the West Midlands.
Detective Inspector Sean Treweek said: “We have made extensive enquiries to locate this man and those enquiries are ongoing.
“Balasankar Narayanan can be violent – if you see him please don’t approach him, but call police immediately.”
He is described as 5ft9ins and of medium build.
Members of the public are advised not to approach him, but instead to call police on 999 immediately.