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Alahna Kindred

Escaped 'Devil worshipping' killer captured after going on the run for five days

A "devil-worshipping" killer who escaped while on escorted leaving from a secure hospital five days ago has been found, police have said.

Mosa Jamal Abid, 26, was on escorted leave in a newsagent in West London when he ran off at about 3pm on Monday.

Metropolitan Police issued two appeals before he was found today, warning "he can be violent" and should not be approached if seen.

Abid was found by officers about six miles away from where he was last seen in Northolt at 10am after a member of the public called.

Abid, then 22, stabbed his cousin Moamen Setta to death in 2016. The “self-confessed devil worshipper” wrote a rambling letter to Satan before carrying out the attack.

Mosa Jamal Abid pictured on the day he absconded (Met Police)
This CCTV grab was taken the day Abid absconded (PA)

Abid also absconded in October 2019 from Homerton Hospital in Hackney, east London, the force added.

In a previous statement released via the Met Police, Abid’s family appealed directly to him, saying: “Mosa – if you are reading this then please do the right thing and return to hospital so you can get the care and support you need.

“Every day that goes by and we don’t know you are safe and well is heartbreaking to us.”

Abid was last seen wearing a navy hooded jacket with black trousers and blue trainers.

Mosa Jamal Abid, 26, prior to absconding while on escorted leave from a secure hospital in Ealing (PA)

Earlier, police said he required medication for an ongoing health condition and might attend a hospital for help or approach local mosques during the Iftar period for food and drink.

Detective Inspector Alistair Stillgoe, from the local policing team in west London, said: “I understand that the longer Mosa remains missing, the more concern will grow amongst the public.

“I want to reassure people that we are utilising all our available resources, including deploying specialist officers, to help to locate him.

“We have had calls from members of the public and these have been followed up; some of these sightings have centred on the Hanwell area.

“Mosa may be sleeping rough in the area so I would ask people to keep an eye out and if they see someone fitting Mosa’s description, not to approach him, but to call us immediately.”

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