A photo provided to ITV News by a witness shows the moment that the convicted robber known as the 'Skull Cracker' was detained by police officers in east London.
Police had been searching for Michael Wheatley after he failed to return to an open prison in Kent after being released on temporary licence.
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The decision represents something of a victory for the president who will now be able to enforce most of his controversial 90-day ban.
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Police have warned the drug, known locally as "pink champagne", could be deadly.