Tube knife attacker who escaped from hospital found
- 27 March 2014
- From the section London
A psychiatric patient who absconded from a mental health unit for a second time has been found.
Mark Ricketts, 47, who has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, escaped from Springfield Hospital, Tooting, south London, on Saturday.
Police said he was found on a bus in Lewisham, south-east London, on Thursday morning.
Ricketts was placed under psychiatric care after he stabbed a stranger at Tooting Broadway Tube station in 1993.
He first escaped from Springfield Hospital in 2004 while he was on a day visit from Broadmoor Hospital where he was being treated for mental health problems.
An investigation found he absconded after staff took him on an unplanned walk outside a secure area.