A MAN has went on the run from a mental health unit.

Mark Peacock, 41, was last seen on Thursday (February 16) shortly before 2pm in Sainsbury's in Arena Shopping Park, Green Lanes, Haringey.

He had been on a period of escorted leave.

He is originally from Essex and is known to frequent various locations in London and the south of England.

Peacock has a number of distinctive tattoos including one which says 'Made in London' on the back of his neck. He also has several swallow bird tattoos on his hands and a British bulldog tattoo on his right leg.

He is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, of slim build with close cropped light brown/blonde hair.

At the time of his disappearance he was wearing a dark grey polo top, a light grey tracksuit top, zipped grey jacket and black Nike trainers.

Members of the public are advised not to approach him.

If you see him or have any information on his whereabouts you should call 999.