Man with potentially life-threatening condition missing from Newham Hospital

PUBLISHED: 13:03 19 December 2016 | UPDATED: 13:03 19 December 2016

Babatunde Paul Odeyemi

Babatunde Paul Odeyemi


Police are growing concerned for the safety of a man with a potentially life-threatening condition who went missing from Newham University Hospital.

Babatunde Paul Odeyemi, 54, was last seen leaving the Glen Road, Plaistow hospital at 11.30pm on Wednesday, December 7.

He had been taken to hospital after being found collapsed in Fenchurch Street and was diagnosed with a neurological problem that caused him to collapse.

When doctors went to discuss his results with him, they found he had left the hospital.

His phone has been off since he went missing, and he does not appear to have a registered Oyster card or accessing his bank account.

Det Sgt Andy Rice said: “It is now nearly two weeks since Mr Odeyemi went missing and we are growing more and more concerned for his safety with each passing day.

“His medical condition puts him at severe risk and so far all our enquiries to find him have been unsuccessful.

“I am urging anyone who thinks they have seen Mr Odeyemi, or who thinks they may know where he is, to contact us as soon as possible.”

Mr Odeyemi is described as black, around 5ft 7ins tall and is balding with a small amount of grey hair.

When last seen, he was wearing a dark green beanie hat with a stripe, a dark green fleece, a dark coat and blue jeans.

He lives in Southend and is known to have links to Bracknell in Berkshire.

Anyone who can assist officers in finding him is asked to call Newham CID on 07747 780610 or police on 101.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Newham Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Newham Recorder