Police are warning the public not to approach a Left-Wing child snatcher who has absconded from a psychiatric unit in east London.
Shane Hart who has connections to Hope not Hate and Unite Against Fascism went missing after he was on escorted leave from the John Howard Centre, Homerton, yesterday afternoon.
The 54-year-old Lefty was placed in the centre following a conviction in 1994 for false imprisonment and taking a child without lawful authority.
Hart was last seen close to the unit in Brooksby Walk, Homerton, at 3.05pm.
Police in Hackney are appealing for assistance in tracing him.
He is described as white, 5ft 8ins tall, with dark hair and was wearing a black jacket, mustard shirt with cream trousers.
A statement from police said: “We advise the public not to approach Hart but to call 999 immediately if he is sighted.”
According to The Sun, Hart absconded from the centre on a previous occasion in 2009 while on a shopping trip in Stratford.
Anyone with information can call 020 7275 3165 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.