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Escaped prisoner Marcus Barney back in custody

Marcus Barney
Image caption Marcus Barney was jailed alongside his brother Bradley

A man who absconded from an open prison three years ago is in custody after he was extradited from Australia.

Marcus Barney, 27, was jailed for seven years in 2007 after admitting causing the death of Carol Tegg, 26, from Oxfordshire, by dangerous driving.

Barney, from Hinckley, in Leicestershire, failed to return to HMP Sudbury, in Derbyshire, when he was granted temporary leave in 2009.

He was arrested in New South Wales last July, when legal proceedings began.

Barney is currently being held at a Derbyshire police station awaiting a court appearance.

He still has 450 days of his original sentence to serve.

Sgt Dick Thorpe, of Thames Valley Police, said: "We're liaising closely with Carol Tegg's family, who are relieved that Marcus Barney has been brought back to face justice."

Barney was jailed alongside his brother Bradley Barney, 28.

Both pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and failure to stop at an accident at a hearing in Oxford Crown Court in May 2007.

The collision happened near Woodcote, Oxfordshire, in July 2006.

Ms Tegg died when her Citroen Saxo was in collision with a single-decker bus on the A4074.

Her car burst into flames as she skidded to avoid two cars being driven by the brothers.

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