1013. Assisting patients to absent themselves without leave or to escape.

Any person who induces or knowingly1 assists any other person who is liable to be detained in a hospital2 or is subject to guardianship under the Mental Health Act 19833 or is a community patient to absent himself without leave4 commits an offence5. Any person who induces or knowingly assists any other person being in legal custody by virtue of the Mental Health Act 1983