Police catch escaped inmate from HMP Sudbury

A man serving a life sentence for robbery who absconded from a Derbyshire prison has been caught.

Joseph Powell, 27, from Manchester, left HMP Sudbury without permission, just before 09:00 BST and ran across fields.

Police officers, dogs and a police helicopter were used in the search for Powell and he was found in a field at Scropton, at about 14:00 BST.

A Derbyshire Police spokeswoman said Powell gave himself up.

HMP Sudbury is a category D open prison that does not have a secure perimeter and gives inmates more freedom to move around.

Some are allowed to to leave the jail for a certain amount of time during the day, for example to go to work.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites