Absconder found in Gwent area

Avon and Somerset Police have confirmed that absconder Stephen Rees, 31, has been arrested in the Gwent force area.

Rees absconded from HMP Leyhill in South Gloucestershire on January 30.

Both Rees and Liam Ahearne, aged 24, who absconded at the same time, were believed to have links with the south west of England and with the Merthyr, Rhymney Valley, Blackwood, Markham and Bargoed areas.

Ahearne is yet to be found.

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