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Police arrest absconded patient George McCann

A restricted patient from Scotland's secure State Hospital has been arrested by police.

George McCann, 24, absconded from McArthurGlen, in Livingston, while on an escorted rehabilitation outing. The public were warned not to approach him.

He was later spotted in the Hamilton area and police said he was arrested by officers from Lanarkshire division at about 22:10 on Thursday.

Police Scotland have thanked members of the public who provided information.

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