Man charged after going missing from open prison

Michael Wheatley, who was arrested five days after going missing from an open prison in Kent, has been charged with robbery, possession of a firearm or imitation firearm and being unlawfully at large, Surrey Police has said.

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Man remanded after on-the-run armed robbery charge

A man has appeared in court accused of carrying out an armed robbery during five days on the run from an open prison. Michael Wheatley is alleged to have robbed a building society in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, on Wednesday.