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Second prisoner absconds from HMP Sudbury in less than a week

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Police are trying to trace a prisoner who has absconded from HMP Sudbury in Derbyshire.

24-year-old Michael Ford was last seen at the open prison in Ashbourne on Sunday.

Ford was three years in to serving an 8 year prison sentence for GBH, robbery and conspiracy to supply controlled drugs.

His last known address before his sentence was in the Stoke-on-Trent area.

Sudbury Open Prison in Ashbourne. Credit: ITV News.

It follows another appeal by officers last Wednesday after 35-year-old Richard Mander also absconded while he was 2 years in to an eight year sentence for robbery.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of either is asked to contact officers on 101.

Their disappearances are not thought to be connected.


Convicted drug dealer caught after nine years on the run

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Police in Derbyshire have confirmed a man who failed to return to prison following day release has been re-arrested after more than nine years on the run. In a statement a force spokesperson said:

"We have been made aware that a convict who failed to return to HMP Sudbury in 2008 has been arrested. Bedfordshire Police contacted us this morning to tell us that Orall Mentesh had been arrested at Luton Airport. Mentish (47) absconded on May 18, 2008 having failed to return to the prison from day leave. He was sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on August 12, 2005 to seven years imprisonment for possessing class A controlled drugs with intent to supply. His address prior to imprisonment was in Belvedere in Kent."

– Derbyshire Police.

Sudbury absconder charged with being unlawfully at large

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A burglar who absconded from HMP Sudbury has been arrested and charged with being unlawfully at large.

Danny Anderson was arrested in Moseley in the West Midlands last night and is due before Birmingham Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.

Anderson (40) was serving three years for burglary, theft of a motor vehicle and battery after being convicted in August 2015.

He left Sudbury open prison on Saturday, August 20 2016.


Escaped prisoner back in custody

A convicted criminal who escaped from a Derbyshire prison has handed himself in to police.

Escaped prisoner Kieran Staff has handed himself in to police Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Kieran Staff, aged 30, formerly of Basford Road, Nottingham, was sentenced to five years behind bars in September 2012 for possession of a firearm and ammunition, without a certificate.

He disappeared from HMP Sudbury on Saturday, but handed himself in this afternoon.

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