Killer Keith Whitehouse recaptured after absconding

Keith Whitehouse Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police
Image caption Police warned Keith Whitehouse should not be approached

An inmate serving a life sentence for manslaughter has been recaptured after absconding from an open prison.

Keith Whitehouse had been last seen at 16:45 GMT on Saturday at HMP Leyhill, South Gloucestershire, but failed to appear for roll call later.

Avon and Somerset Police said the 56-year-old was arrested by officers from Gloucestershire Police.

Whitehouse was given a life sentence for a manslaughter committed in 1991 while on home release from prison.

At the time, he was serving a sentence for kidnap.

Leyhill can hold up to 516 men and is the South West's only minimum-security prison.

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