South East Wales

Absconder from Prescoed prison returned to custody

Police have found a convicted burglar who was on the run from a Monmouthshire prison.

Lee David Pearson, 22, absconded from Prescoed open prison near Usk on Saturday 2 October.

He was arrested in the Port Talbot area on Wednesday and returned to the custody of the prison service.

Pearson was convicted at Swansea Crown Court on 31 December 2009.

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