A DANGEROUS mental health patient who escaped from a secure hospital unit has been found by police.

Jacksy Maboso, 20, was captured at 1.43am yesterday (Tuesday) at Wanstead Tube station, after he was spotted by an off-duty police officer.

Maboso was one of three men who escaped from the Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, at 9pm on Saturday.

Maboso was being held at the hospital for assessment under the Mental Health Act after being convicted of assault.

Police warned that he posed a high risk to public safety.