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Hostage-taker Owen Bonner hands himself in to police

Owen Bonner Image copyright Scottish government
Image caption Owen Bonner went on the run while on escorted leave

A restricted patient who went on the run while on escorted leave in Glasgow has handed himself in to police.

Owen Bonner, 47, who held two women hostage in Coatbridge in 1994, absconded from Stobhill Hospital's Rowanbank Clinic on 9 January.

He was sent to Carstairs Hospital without limit of time after the siege in the Marshall's Chunky Chicken factory.

He was on escorted leave to Rowanbank when he absconded.

The clinic is a medium-secure care centre near Stobhill hospital in Springburn.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish government said: "Owen Bonner, a restricted patient, has voluntarily returned and is in police custody before being returned to a secure establishment."

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