Remand after killer's escape

A member of staff at a mental health centre in north London has appeared in court accused of helping a convicted murderer escape from custody.

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Killer escape: 'Two men knew each other well'

Dean Ablakwa has worked at the John Howard Centre for a year as a Social Therapist.

Today the defence said that the reason Ablakwa didn't get in the way of Lerone Boye as he tried to escape was that he was scared - he hadn't completed his training.

But the prosecution say that the two men knew each other well, that they'd exchanged phone calls and text messages in the days before the escape.

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Mental health worker charged after killer's escape

A member of staff at a mental health centre in Homerton will appear in court today accused of helping a convicted murderer escape from custody. 27-year-old Lerone Boye was jailed for life in December for stabbing a 17-year-old to death following a birthday party.

Boye was being held at the John Howard Centre in Kenworthy Road, Homerton, east London when he absconded at 2pm on October 16.

Police are appealing for information on the whereabouts of 27-year-old Boye Credit: Met Police

Dean Ablakwa from north London, was arrested yesterday and will appear at Thames Magistrates Court charged with conspiracy to assist an offender to escape from lawful custody, Scotland Yard said.

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