Fugitive ‘Lee Cyrus’ arrested in London

Ivan Leach, also known as Lee Cyrus. Picture: PA
Ivan Leach, also known as Lee Cyrus. Picture: PA
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A fugitive, whose absconsion from an open prison sparked a police search across Scotland and England, has been found in London.

Ivan Leach, 47, had been on the run from North Sea Camp open prison in Boston, Lincolnshire since October 9.

Police arrested him on suspicion of a number of offences this morning in the Camden area, Scotland Yard said.

Leach, also known as Lee Cyrus, was linked to the two attacks in Perth on October 14 and 15.

On October 15 a woman was woken and raped by an intruder in her home in Perth, and the following day a mattress was stolen from her home.

Leach, from Preston, was jailed in 2005 for robbing a 90-year-old woman in her home in the city.

He was given a life sentence with a minimum tariff of five years.

Leach is currently in custody in a north London police station.

Police had warned not to approach the fugitive under any circumstances.