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Inmate found and arrested after going missing from prison

Keith Whitehouse is serving a life term for manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility Photo: ITV News
Keith Whitehouse is serving a life term for manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility Credit: ITV News

A man who raped and killed a woman in Brighton while on home release from prison in the 1990s has been found and arrested after absconding from custody again.

The alarm was raised after killer Keith Whitehouse failed to appear for roll call at Leyhill open prison in South Gloucestershire at 8.15pm last night - he was last seen three-and-a-half hours earlier.

Whitehouse, now 56, is serving a life term for manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility after he hit 21-year-old Suzanne Bromiley over the head with a brick after forcing her to have sex at knife-point in a graveyard in Brighton 1991. He also stabbed her in the head.

Keith Whitehouse killed 21-year-old Suzanne Bromiley in a graveyard in Brighton in 1991 Credit: ITV Meridian

Whitehouse committed the crime during five days' leave from Risley jail in Warrington, where he was serving a 30-month sentence for kidnap. No one looked for Whitehouse - who was known to have a psychopathic personality disorder - for more than four months until he attacked Ms Bromiley after meeting her at a day centre for unemployed people.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said: "We're pleased to report that absconder Keith Whitehouse has been arrested by our colleagues in Gloucestershire."