A convicted rapist has been detained by police after he escaped from a mental health unit and spent more than a week missing. 58-year-old Malcolm Millman decamped from a facility in Milton Keynes during an unsupervised visit to Hertfordshire Monastery on the 24th of October. Millman was convicted in 1996 and was sentenced to 12 years in prison for a series of violent attacks on young women.
Thames Valley Police issued an alert after the convicted rapist vanished during the trip to Amaravati Buddhist Monastery near Hemel Hampstead on Saturday afternoon. The fugitive had been spotted travelling on trains to Manchester via Leeds and was captured on CCTV on a railway platform at Manchester Airport. School pupils in Greater Manchester were asked to remain vigilant following unconfirmed sightings in the area, whilst the public was also encouraged not to approach him.
On the 3rd of November police confirmed that Millman had been detained under the Mental Health Act, he was captured at around 8.30pm in Blackpool, almost 200 miles away from where he disappeared. He is under the care of Chadwick Lodge, a medium level secure facility in Milton Keynes, and has been returned to secure accommodation.