Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Hatfield prisoner John Byrne caught after three months on the run

A police mug shot of absconder John Byrne Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption John Byrne absconded from Hatfield Prison

A prisoner who went on the run in South Yorkshire three months ago has been found.

John Byrne, who is currently serving a sentence for drugs and firearms offences, was allowed out of Hatfield Prison, near Doncaster, on day release on 2 August.

South Yorkshire Police said he was found at an address in the Merseyside area and sent back to jail.

Since May eight other men have fled HMP Hatfield and later been re-arrested.

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