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Leyhill open prison inmates recaptured in London

(L-R) Stephen Gurney and Marcus McAlpine Image copyright Police
Image caption Stephen Gurney and Marcus McAlpine failed to appear for roll call on 7 December

An armed robber and another inmate who were on the run from Leyhill open prison in South Gloucestershire, have been arrested in London.

Stephen Gurney, 43, from Chelsea, was serving an indeterminate sentence for armed robbery and Marcus McAlpine, 43, from Lewisham, jailed for assault.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said the men were "located and apprehended in the Wandsworth area".

They were reported missing from the jail on 7 December.

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