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Police find convicted murderer who went on the run

Police have tracked down and arrested a convicted murderer who went on the run in east London. Lerone Boye escaped from the John Howard Centre in Kenworthy Road in Homerton on October 16.

Lerone Boye Credit: Metropolitan Police

Lerone Boye was sentenced to 28 years in prison in December 2012 for the murder of 17-year-old Kelvin Chibueze who was stabbed to death at a birthday party in Ilford in August 2011.

He was arrested just before 4pm on 21 January at a house in Elderberry Close, Chigwell.

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Escaped convicted murderer may be in east London

Lerone Boye was sentenced to 28 years in December for the murder of 17-year-old Kelvin Chibueze who was stabbed to death at a birthday party in Ilford in August 2011.

  • Scotland Yard said there is "some intelligence to suggest" that Boye may be in the east London area
  • He is also known to have links to Barking, Newham and Ilford
  • Boye is as a slim, black man who is 5ft 10ins tall. He has a distinctive horseshoe shape scar on his right cheek and a gold tooth in his upper row of teeth

People are advised not to approach Lerone Boye, but to call 999.

Reward increased to £15,000 to find missing murderer

Police hunting for convicted murderer Lerone Boye have increased the reward on offer to £15,000. The 27-year-old has not been seen since escaping from the John Howard Centre in Kenworthy Road in Homerton on October 16.

Lerone Boye
Lerone Boye Credit: Metropolitan Police

Detectives previously offered up to £10,000 for information leading to his arrest. Crimestoppers have now boosted the reward by a further £5,000, available to anyone who provides information directly to them on 0800 555 111.

Escaped convicted murderer may be in east London

Lerone Boye was sentenced to 28 years in December for the murder of 17-year-old Kelvin Chibueze who was stabbed to death at a birthday party in Ilford in August 2011.

  • Scotland Yard said there is "some intelligence to suggest" that Boye may be in the east London area
  • He is also known to have links to Barking, Newham and Ilford
  • Boye is as a slim, black man who is 5ft 10ins tall. He has a distinctive horseshoe shape scar on his right cheek and a gold tooth in his upper row of teeth

People are advised not to approach Lerone Boye, but to call 999.

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Police offer reward to help track escaped murderer

A £10,000 reward for information to help track down a convicted murderer on the run has been offered by the police.

A reward has been offered for information on convicted murderer Lerone Boye. Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

Lerone Boye, 27, escaped from the mental health unit the John Howard Centre in Kenworthy Road in Homerton, east London on October 16 and has not been seen since.

He stabbed 17-year-old Kelvin Chibueze to death at a birthday party in Ilford in August 2011 and was sentenced to 28 years in prison.

Boye, who has a distinctive horseshoe shape scar on his right cheek and a gold tooth in his upper row of teeth, is a slim, black man, who is 5ft 10ins tall and police said there is "some intelligence to suggest" he may be in the east London area.

People are advised not to approach Boye but to call 999.

Killer escape: 'Two men knew each other well'

by Luke Hanrahan: ITV London reporter

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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