A YOUNG woman suffering from a life-threatening condition is still being sought after escaping from hospital in the freezing cold.

Ashleigh Fair went missing from the Royal Berkshire Hospital at around 9.30am on Thursday morning.

Investigating officers are concerned for her welfare, as she is not well and not dressed appropriately for the snowy conditions.

The 19-year-old was wearing a green and pink knitted jumper, black tracksuit bottoms and pink socks.

Officers launched an urgent appeal to track her down yesterday (Thursday) and today (Friday) revealed she is yet to be found.

It is believed that she travelled in a taxi from Southern Hill, Reading, and arrived at Marble Arch, London at around 11.30am on Thursday.

Investigating officer, detective sergeant Emily Evans, said: “We are very concerned for Ashleigh’s wellbeing.

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“She is vulnerable and unwell, and we are also concerned that she is not wearing appropriate clothing for the weather.

“I would ask anyone who sees her, or has any information which they think could lead to us locating her, to please call us on 999.”

Officers are extremely concerned for her wellbeing, as she has a life threatening condition and requires urgent medical assistance.

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference 'URN 344 (1/3)', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

Superintendent Sean McDermid of the Metropolitan Police added: “I am asking anyone who is working or travelling through London to keep a look out for Ashleigh.

"It is vital that she is located and receives medical attention as a matter of urgency.

"She is not suitably dressed for the cold weather and that alone should make stand out. She is thought to be wearing pink socks on her feet, possibly without shoes.

“If you have seen her or know where she is please don’t hesitate to dial 999.”