Escaped paranoid schizophrenic Tube stabber found on Lewisham bus

Mark Ricketts

Mark Ricketts

First published in News News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , deputy news editor

An escaped paranoid schizophrenic who knifed a charity worker outside a Tube station was found on a Lewisham bus this morning (March 27).

Mark Ricketts fled the Springfield Hospital mental facility in Tooting on Saturday, sparking a police appeal and warnings he should not be approached.

The 47-year-old was jailed for attempted murder back in 1994 after stabbing a bingo hall doorman 20 times with a bread knife.

His victim, Mark Kemp, is said to have only survived because the blade snapped.

The Met Police confirmed that Ricketts was found on a bus in Lewisham early this morning and is now being returned to hospital.

It is the second time he has fled. He first escaped Springfield in 2004 while on a day visit from Broadmoor.

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10:12am Fri 28 Mar 14

Shower Head says...

Lock him up and make sure he dont get out again; we dont need his type putting the public in danger when he should be locked up behind metal bars!
Lock him up and make sure he dont get out again; we dont need his type putting the public in danger when he should be locked up behind metal bars! Shower Head
  • Score: 20

10:41am Fri 28 Mar 14

the wall says...

Shower Head wrote:
Lock him up and make sure he dont get out again; we dont need his type putting the public in danger when he should be locked up behind metal bars!
What is 'his type'?

Behind metal bars. As opposed to what chocolate bars?
[quote][p][bold]Shower Head[/bold] wrote: Lock him up and make sure he dont get out again; we dont need his type putting the public in danger when he should be locked up behind metal bars![/p][/quote]What is 'his type'? Behind metal bars. As opposed to what chocolate bars? the wall
  • Score: -19

6:40pm Sun 30 Mar 14

white rabbit9 says...

Quite normal to find a schizo on the bus, especially in Lewisham.
Quite normal to find a schizo on the bus, especially in Lewisham. white rabbit9
  • Score: 10

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