A convicted murderer who went on the run for four months has been found guilty of being unlawfully at large, while his health worker was acquitted of helping him to escape.

Lerone Boye, 28, absconded from the John Howard Centre in Homerton in October 2013, before being found in Chigwell in January of this year.

He was serving 28 years for the murder of 17-year-old Kelvin Chibueze in Ilford in 2012.

He pleaded guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court on July 8 and will be sentenced at a later date.

Dean Ablakwa, 29, of Bradmore Court, Enfield, a health worker at the John Howard Centre, was today found not guilty of conspiracy to assist an offender to escape from lawful custody.

Detective Inspector Mark Lawson, the investigating officer, said: "Boye has shown no remorse for the distress he undoubtedly caused the family of Kelvin Chibueze by absconding and I am pleased he is back where he belongs - behind bars."