Police arrest escaped prisoner

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Police have arrested a man who escaped from a Suffolk prison earlier this month.

Lee Chapman, 34, was detained in South Bretten, Peterborough, this morning after absconding from Hollesley Bay Prison on Monday October 22.

Chapman, who was serving a life sentence for burglary and arson, was arrested on suspicion of absconding from custody and has been taken to Thorpe Wood Police Station.

Detective Inspector Benny Benford of Suffolk Police said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank the media and the public for their assistance in this matter.”