More than 200 patients have escaped from the same mental health unit which saw murderer Lerone Boye abscond last October, shock figures reveal.
Data obtained through a freedom of information (FOI) request show 211 individuals under supervision at the John Howard Centre in Kenworthy Road, Homerton, have gone absent without leave since 2001. They include murderers, sex offenders and kidnappers.
Lerone Boye, 27, was jailed for a minimum of 28 years in December 2012 for stabbing 17-year-old Kelvin Chibueze to death at a party in 2011. Boye absconded from the John Howard Centre in Homerton on 16 October. He was caught in Essex
Aside from Boye, those who have fled the unit include sex offender James Manley in 2003
Manley was found guilty of robbing and attempting to strangle an 83-year-old woman and committed to the unit indefinitely in 1996. Manley also has a previous conviction for sexual assault. He was only found after he turned himself in.
child-kidnapper Shane Hart (pictured below) also did a runner in 2009. Hart has been detained since 1994 for taking a child without permission and false imprisonment
Shane Smith was jailed in 2010 after repeatedly raping and tormenting a schoolgirl, including raping and beating her while she was bound by her hands and feet to a bed.
After escaping from Homerton secure mental health hospital in June, 2012 he was rearrested again six weeks later for allegedly trying to break into a car in Loughton.
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