Prison lifer recaptured after three months on the run

A convicted armed robber who absconded from an open prison three months ago has been recaptured by police.

Paul Oddysses, 49, was serving a life sentence for armed robbery and attempted robbery when he was reported missing from Hollesley Bay open prison in Suffolk on 24th May.

He was arrested on Thursday in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, and today charged with one count of robbery in relation to an incident at a pub and one count of taking a vehicle without consent.

Oddysses was one of three prisoners to go on the run over the bank holiday weekend in May. The other two prisoners, Lewis Powter, 30, and Wayne McLeod, 36, have both been returned to custody.