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Murderer Convicted After Four Months On The Run

Wednesday 16th July 2014

A convicted murderer who went on the run in East London for four months has admitted been to being unlawfully at large.

The man plead guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court this week after escaping from a mental health unit last year and being on the run from police for four months.

28 year-old Lerone Boye escaped from the John Howard Centre in October 2013, where he was serving 28 years for the murder of teenager Kelvin Chibueze in Ilford.

Police discovered the convicted murderer under a bed at a house in Chigwell back in January, and he has now admitted the charge in court.


"Boye is a violent murderer and his escape prompted a large-scale police operation with hundred of enquiries carried out to locate him," Investigating police officer D.I Mark Lawson said of the offender.

"He has shown no remorse for the distress he undoubtedly caused the family of Kelvin Chibueze by absconding and I am pleased he is back where he belongs, behind bars."

Lerone Boye will now be sentenced at a later date.