Tyne & Wear

HMP Northumberland prisoner arrested after hospital escape

HMP Northumberland
Image caption HMP Northumberland is a category C jail which was privatised in 2013

A prisoner who escaped from hospital in Northumberland has been arrested.

The man, from HMP Northumberland in Acklington, was with prison staff while receiving treatment at Cramlington Hospital at 18:00 BST on Friday.

Northumbria Police said when leaving the hospital, he ran off and escaped on a stolen motorbike. He was located at 20:00 BST at an address in Wallsend.

The 36-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of escaping from lawful custody.

A man aged 27 and a woman aged 25 have both been arrested on suspicion of assisting an escapee.

HMP Northumberland is a category C jail which was privatised in 2013.

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