Aunt killer recaptured after absconding from prison

British killer Simon Hennessey. Credit: ITV West

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.

Advertisement

Killer recaptured in Australia

British killer Simon Hennessey, who escaped from a Gloucestershire prison in 1998, has been recaptured in Australia.