Murderer on the run

A convicted murder who escaped after being admitted to a Kent hospital, has been spotted in London.

Public advised not to approach murderer on the run

Murch is not currently considered to be a direct threat to the public however we advise you not to approach him and call 999 immediately. We are keen to speak to anyone who has any information regarding his whereabouts."

– Met Police spokesperson

Anyone with information should call Kent Police, or the Wanted Offender Unit at Twickenham Police Station on 020 8247 7191, quoting ref EWMS 01TW/392014 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Murderer escaped after being admitted to hospital

John Murch
John Murch was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder Credit: Kent Police

A convicted murderer escaped after being admitted to a Kent hospital, it has been revealed.

John Murch, who's 52, was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a man in a street in Liverpool. He left Stamford Hill Prison in August and was admitted to Medway Maritime Hospital for chest pains on September 1, when he absconded.

An original appeal released by Kent Police failed to mention he was a convicted murder or that he had escaped from a hospital. The new information has been released by the Metropolitan Police after Murch was spotted in London.

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