The man, who was not recaptured, fled Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital three weeks after six detainees escaped from Campsfield House. At least one of them is still free. A spokeswoman for the Home Office yesterday said the man had been taken to hospital after refusing food for some time.
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An immigrant on hunger strike escaped from a hospital where he was being guarded by two Group 4 security officers after being transferred from Campsfield House detention centre in Oxfordshire.