Escaped prisoners went on crime spree

Liam Aherne, 24, and Stephen Rees, 32, escaped from an open prison in Gloucestershire. Credit: Wales News Service

Two men who absconded from an open prison and went on a crime spree in South Wales have been handed further jail sentences.

Liam Aherne and Stephen Rees tried to rob a shop, attack a takeaway owner and break into a house in the month they were on the run.

Aherne was jailed for another 12 years while Rees must serve four years and eight months.