A man wanted in connection with a stabbing in London may have fled to Kent, police say.
Officers are hunting Catalin Bostan, 46, after they were called to reports of a woman with a stab injury in East Ham last Wednesday.
Police believe Bostan may be in the Folkestone area and have asked anyone who sees him not to approach him, but to call 999 immediately.
The Romanian national - described as approximately 5ft 8in tall and of stocky build - was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, burgundy trainers and a black coat with a white stripe.
A statement released by the Metropolitan Police and shared on X – formerly Twitter – by Kent Police said: "We were called at 9am on Wednesday, January 31 to a residential address in Oakfield Road, East Ham, to reports of a woman with a stab injury.
“She was taken to an east London hospital, where thankfully her injury was assessed as not life-threatening or life-changing.”
Officers believe Bostan could be in Barking, East Ham or the Folkestone area.
Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is urged to call 101 or post on X @MetCC, quoting the CAD 5365/02Feb reference.
To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.