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Detained kidnapper Shane Hart arrested after escaping

Shane Hart Image copyright Metropolitan Police
Image caption Shane Hart escaped while on escorted leave

A man who fled while on escorted leave from a mental health centre in east London has been arrested.

Shane Hart, 54, was on leave from the John Howard Centre in Homerton when he escaped on Wednesday afternoon. He was held in the early hours in Watford.

Hart was originally detained in 1994 after being convicted of taking a child without permission and false imprisonment.

He previously went missing while on a trip to a shopping centre in 2009.

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