Derby

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.

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