Rapist, 58 back in custody, say police

CONVICTED rapist Malcolm Millman has been captured by detectives after fleeing a mental health unit and spending more than a week on the run.

Millman, 58, escaped from a Milton Keynes facility during an unsupervised visit to a monastery on October 24.

He was detained under the Mental Health Act in Blackpool, Lancashire, at 8.30pm on Tuesday, Thames Valley Police said.

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Senior Investigating Officer DCI Kevin Brown from Major Crime said: “This has been a complex search operation involving many agencies working together.”

Millman, who is described as a dangerous sex offender, has previous convictions including rape in 1996 and a history of attacking lone females while armed.

He was due to serve 12 years behind bars. He had been spotted in Leeds. Millman will now be returned to secure accommodation.