Police arrest killer on run from mental health centre

Police handout of Samuel Lee Credit: Metropolitan Police

A convicted killer and rapist who absconded from a mental health centre has been arrested, police said.

Officers launched a manhunt after Samuel Lee, 44, failed to return from an authorised trip from the John Howard Centre, Kenworthy Road, Hackney, east London, last Thursday afternoon.

But he was found in the Sussex seaside town of Eastbourne this evening.