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Escaped prisoner arrested after being spotted by passer-by

Michal Kisiel was arrested in a village near Salisbury this evening. Credit: Wiltshire Police

A prisoner who went on the run from Salisbury District Hospital has been arrested after he was spotted by a member of the public.

Michal Kisiel, aged 30, escaped from prison guards at Salisbury District Hospital at around 7:00 pm on Tuesday 30 May. He was being treated for a head wound at the time. There were concerns that he was wielding a razor blade and that he could be dangerous.

Kisiel was arrested this evening (Wednesday 31 May) after being seen walking past a Day Nursery in Nunton Village, near Salisbury. A member of public called police at 8.40pm suspecting they had seen the wanted man.

Wiltshire Police say that they responded to the call and arrested Kisiel safely. No injuries were sustained.

Officers received a large number of calls with sightings all over the county and country unfortunately without any success in locating the prisoner. Police believed that he had perhaps left the county but tonight's sighting and subsequent arrest proved that to not be the case.

They have taken the opportunity to thank everyone for their support.

I would like to thank the public for all of their help in finding this escaped prisoner. As much as we are able to use policing methods to find him, ultimately it was an alert member of our community who spotted the offender and proactively called 999.

It is times like this when everyone pulls together to help us keep our communities safe.

– Superintendent for Salisbury, Sue Austin

Kisiel remains in custody and will be returned to prison in due course.