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A convicted killer who was jailed for life for stabbing a teenage boy to death is being hunted by police after escaping from a mental health centre.

Lerone Boye absconded from John Howard Centre in Homerton, east London, at around 2pm on Wednesday.

Police are advising members of the public not to approach the 27-year-old but to call 999 if they see him.

Boye was sentenced to 28 years in jail last year for the murder of 17-year-old Kelvin Chibueze in Ilford on August 15 2011.

He is described as a black man, approximately 5ft 10ins tall with a slim build and short black hair. He has a horseshoe-shaped scar on his right cheek and a goatee beard.

A Metropolitan police spokesperson said he was last seen wearing grey jogging bottoms and grey/blue sweatshirt with a grey vest over the top and is known to have links to the Ilford area.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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