Killer escapes mental health unit

A convicted killer has escaped from a mental health centre in Homerton. Police are appealing for assistance in tracing Lerone Boye, who murdered a 17-year-old in 2011.

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Security reviewed as killer escapes mental health unit

East London NHS Foundation Trust has launched an immediate internal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the escape of a patient from the John Howard Centre.

We have reviewed our security and processes as a matter of urgency.

The Trust is working with the police to assist them with their investigation.

– East London NHS Foundation Trust statement

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