Knife attacker who escaped from hospital is found on a bus

Mark Ricketts stabbed a stranger at a Tube station 20 times. He escaped from a hospital in Tooting for a second time. He was found early on Thursday.

Paranoid schizophrenic who escaped hospital is found on a bus

A paranoid schizophrenic who escaped from a hospital in Tooting has been found. Mark Ricketts went missing from Springfield Hospital on Saturday night.

Mark Ricketts Credit: Metropolitan Police

Mark Ricketts was found by police on a bus in Lewisham early this morning. In 1993, Ricketts stabbed a stranger at a Tube station 20 times with a kitchen knife. His victim survived because the knife bent during the attack.

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Paranoid schizophrenic with history of violence escapes from hospital

A paranoid schizophrenic, with a history of violence, has escaped again from a hospital in Tooting. Mark Ricketts went missing from Springfield Hospital on Saturday night.

Mark Ricketts Credit: Metropolitan Police

In 1993, Ricketts stabbed a stranger at a Tube station 20 times with a kitchen knife. His victim survived because the knife bent during the attack. It's the second time he has escaped. Ten years ago Ricketts vanished from Springfield Hospital while on a day visit from Broadmoor in Berkshire.