Search for missing hospital patient needing medical help

POLICE are concerned for a missing hospital patient in need of urgent medical help who vanished in the middle of the night.They are trying to find 40-year-old Shamin Akhtar who has not been seen since she walked out of Newham General in Plaistow at 1am on Wednesday, wearing a hospital gown

POLICE are concerned for a missing hospital patient in need of urgent medical help who vanished in the middle of the night.

They are trying to find 40-year-old Shamin Akhtar who has not been seen since she walked out of a hospital in East London.

Shamin (pictured) was last seen leaving Newham General in Plaistow at 1am on Wednesday, wearing a hospital gown.

She is need of urgent medical attention, Scotland Yard said today.


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Shamin, who is slim, 5ft 3ins tall and has black hair in a ponytail, was last seen wearing a hospital gown—but she could be wearing a lilac sari.

She lives in Stratford and was a voluntary patient at the hospital.

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Police are urging anyone who sees Shamin Akhtar or knows where she may be to call the Missing Persons unit on 020-7275 5772 and get medical help immediately.

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