Kent

Shaine Tester and Sean Horsley held over absconding and robbery

Blantyre Prison
Image caption The two men absconded from Blantyre House prison on Wednesday

Two men have been charged with escaping from an open prison in Kent.

Shaine Tester, 25, and Sean Horsley, 45, are accused of failing to attend a roll call at Blantyre House Prison in Goudhurst on Wednesday.

The pair were arrested on Thursday and charged with escaping from lawful custody, robbery, possession of an imitation firearm and possession of an offensive weapon.

Tester was also charged with making threats to kill.

Both men were remanded in custody to appear before Sevenoaks Magistrates' Court later.

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