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'Psycho' slasher arrested in city.

A "PSYCHO-STYLE" shower slasher who escaped from custody has been arrested after three weeks on the run, police said yesterday.

Carrie McCarten, 21, was sent to a psychiatric hospital last July after admitting breaking into love rival Paige Affelat's home and slashing her while she showered.

The victim, who McCarten thought was seeing her exboyfriend, was left needing 100 stitches.

The subsequent trial at Liverpool Crown Court heard the attack compared to the famous scene in Alfred Hitchcock's classic film, Psycho.

McCarten, originally from Everton, Liverpool, was being held at a psychiatric unit in Bury, Greater Manchester, when she escaped her escorts while on a trip to the dentist on May 7.

She was found yesterday and arrested, Merseyside Police said.

A spokeswoman said: "I can confirm Carrie McCarten was arrested yesterday at an address in the Everton area and is now in custody."
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Date:May 29, 2008
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