Corby killer who attacked man over £20 debt is arrested after absconding from Hollesley Bay prison

Sean Doherty wanted for absconding from Hollesley Prison.

Credit: Suffolk Police.
Sean Doherty is wanted for absconding from prison. Credit: Suffolk Police.

A killer who attacked a man and took a photo with his foot on the victim's head has been arrested after absconding from prison.

Sean Doherty, formerly from Corby, Northamptonshire, was on temporary release from Hollesley Bay Prison in Suffolk but failed to return as required on Tuesday evening.

He was arrested in Corby on Wednesday evening by Northamptonshire Police.

The 30-year-old is serving a sentence of eight years and five months for the manslaughter of Thomas Gravestock, as well as burglary, theft and driving offences.

Doherty was sentenced in 2018 when a court heard how he had attacked Mr Gravestock twice in two days over a £20 debt.

In the second attack, Doherty stamped on, kicked and slapped Mr Gravestock, before taking a picture with his unconscious body and sending it to others via text message, a court heard.

A post-mortem examination found he died as a result of chest, abdominal and brain injuries.

The body of Thomas Gravestock was discovered in Corby on Wednesday 22 August 2018. Credit: Northamptonshire Police.

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