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Monday 18 December 2017

Madonna's 'psychotic' stalker walks out of secure hospital

POLICE are searching for a man convicted of threatening to kill Madonna who walked away from a Los Angeles mental hospital.

Los Angeles police said Robert Dewey Hoskins left a state hospital where he had been committed last year.

Police said in a news release that the 54-year-old is "highly psychotic" and can be extremely violent and should not be approached by members of the public.

Hoskins served a 10-year prison sentence for stalking and threatening Madonna, who testified against him during his 1996 trial.

Police said they have searched areas where Hoskins may try to go, including the city of Long Beach, which is south of Los Angeles.

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