GWENT Police have appealed for help to find a patient who absconded from Llanarth Court Hospital in Abergavenny.

Karl Maidment, 31, was reported to police as missing after he failed to meet up with staff members whilst on an escorted visit to Abergavenny town centre yesterday (15th November).

Mr Maidment, is white, 5ft 10 ins, and of medium build. He has receding brown hair and blue eyes.

He was last known to be wearing black jogging bottoms, a black long sleeved top, grey body warmer and a grey ‘Beenie’ style hat.

Karl is not considered to be a risk to the public, however his behaviour may become erratic the longer he is out of a controlled environment. Police are concerned for his welfare.

Anyone who sees Karl is advised not to approach him but to notify police immediately on 101.