Police appeal for man with serious Head Injury to return to Hospital

Police are appealing for assistance in tracing a man who has left a London hospital where he was being treated for a serious head injury.

Fidel Knight, 39, of Cricklewood was being treated at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington after being assaulted on 4 April in Cricklewood Lane, NW2.

Detectives from Colindale CID are investigating the assault. There has been no arrest at this stage.

Fidel left hospital with a family member at around 20:00hrs on Tuesday, 8 May. Doctors and police are concerned for his welfare as he was being treated for head injuries and his condition is such that he requires ongoing treatment.

A hospital order is in place, requiring police to return Fidel to hospital for urgent medical treatment when he is found.

He may have been seen at Starbucks in Muswell Hill on Thursday, 10 May, when it was noted that a man matching Fidel’s description appeared to be disorientated.

Fidel is described as very thin, and he may still be wearing a bandage over his head or his eye. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black jacket.

He has no previous history of violence; however officers are concerned that Fidel may become agitated if approached due to his serious head injury.

Anyone who may have seen Fidel is asked to call the Missing Persons Unit at Barnet via 101, quoting reference 8331/ 8May. For an immediate sighting, please call 999.