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Hollesley Bay prisoner Kevin Smith caught after 15 months on run

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Image caption Kevin Smith was involved in a raid on Barclays Bank in Kimbolton

A burglar who went on the run for more than a year after going missing from an open prison in Suffolk has been recaptured.

Kevin Smith, 30, from Spalding in Lincolnshire, absconded from Hollesley Bay, near Woodbridge, almost 15 months ago on 30 September 2013.

He was serving a five-year sentence for his part in a raid on a Cambridgeshire bank in September 2012.

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Image caption Smith was on the run for 15 months

Smith was apprehended and arrested in Nottinghamshire on Tuesday.

He was part of a gang that used a JCB digger in a ram-raid on a branch of Barclays Bank in Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire.

A cash machine containing about £34,000 was stolen.

Smith pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary and conspiracy to steal a motor vehicle and was jailed in July 2013.

He absconded from category D HMP Hollesley Bay within three months of beginning his sentence.

Suffolk Police said Smith was currently in custody in Nottinghamshire and was being questioned by detectives.

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