South East Wales

Gwent Police arrest Prescoed jail absconder

A 40-year-old prisoner who absconded from Prescoed open prison in Monmouthshire has been arrested.

Alan Coggins, who failed to return to the jail near Usk last Friday, was arrested in the Bristol area.

He was convicted of actual bodily harm, arson and possession of an offensive weapon and sentenced at Bournemouth Crown Court in January 2007.

Gwent Police activated its operational plan to try to find him.

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