Prison break fugitive caught

A fugitive, whose absconsion from an open prison sparked a police search across Scotland and England, has been found in London.

Ivan Leach, 47, had been on the run from North Sea Camp open prison in Boston, Lincolnshire since October 9.

Police arrested him on suspicion of a number of offences this morning in the Camden area, Scotland Yard said.

Leach, also known as Lee Cyril, was wanted for questioning about a rape in Scotland committed while police hunted for him.

Leach is currently in custody in a north London police station. Police had warned not to approach the fugitive under any circumstances.