More than 200 patients have escaped from the same mental health unit which saw murderer Lerone Boye abscond last October, shock figures reveal.

Data obtained through a freedom of information (FOI) request show 211 individuals under supervision at the John Howard Centre in Kenworthy Road, Homerton, have gone absent without leave since 2001. They include murderers, sex offenders and kidnappers.

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