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Hunt for escaped prisoner Arnold Pickering continues

Changes will be made to the temporary release system of prisoners "as a matter of urgency", the prisons minister Jeremy Wright has said.

The government is reviewing the process after two prisoners absconded while they were on day release on Sunday.

Thomas Moffett was recaptured last night, but 44-year-old Arnold Pickering, a convicted murderer who has escaped twice before, remains on the run.

Ed Thomas explains.

  • 19 May 2014
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