Kent absconder back behind bars

A prison absconder is back in a Kent prison after he failed to return in July 2012.

Martin Jones was jailed for four years for escaping lawful custody and burglary.

The prisoner is back in jail after he failed to return to open prison Credit: Kent Police

The 37-year-old did not return to HMP Standford Hill on the Isle of Sheppey where he still had 15 months left of her seven year sentence.

After an in-depth search he was found in Maidstone town centre on 12th September 2013.

Investigating officer, DC Ian Mather of Kent Police, said: "Jones managed to evade capture for more than a year but he is now back inside.

"If he had just served out his sentence at HMP Standford Hill, rather than absconding and going on to commit this burglary, he may have found himself out of prison and able to start a new life. Instead, he has ended up back behind bars and facing several more years there."

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