British killer Simon Hennessey, who escaped from a Gloucestershire prison in 1998 where he was serving a life sentence for murdering his aunt, was recaptured in Australia earlier this month.
Avon and Somerset police hope he will be extradited from Australia where he has been arrested on suspicion of several counts of credit card fraud.
A British killer who escaped from prison has been recaptured in Australia after 15 years on the run, Queensland Police said.
Simon Hennessey was 14 when he pleaded guilty to murdering his elderly aunt in 1978 and was sentenced to life.
He was serving his sentence at Leyhill Open Prison, Gloucestershire, when he fled in 1998.
Australian police arrested Hennessey on suspicion of several counts of credit card fraud earlier this month and it was only after they fingerprinted him that his real identity was discovered.
If he is convicted of serious fraud offences he could face a jail sentence in Australia or he could be extradited back to Britain.