Captured: Convicted killer who escaped from Homerton three months ago

Lerone Boye

Lerone Boye - Credit: MPS

A convicted killer has been caught more than three months after he escaped from a secure mental health unit in Homerton.

Lerone Michael Boye, 27, - who murdered a teenager in August 2011 - absconded from the John Howard Centre in Kenworthy Road on October 16.

He was sentenced to 28 years in prison in December 2012 for the murder of 17-year-old Kelvin Chibueze in Ilford.

Police offered a reward of up to £15,000 for any information leading to his arrest.

This afternoon he was captured in a planned operation in Elderberry Close, Chigwell at around 3.55pm.

He has been taken to a north London police station, where he remains in custody.

A member of staff, who worked at the centre, was charged with helping him to escape and will appear at Snaresbrook Crown court later this month.