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Police arrest Sudbury absconder

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 29, 2014

Patrick Pugh has been arrested after absconding from HMP Sudbury on June 23

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ONE of the many prisoners to have absconded from HMP Sudbury in recent months has been arrested in Shropshire.

Patrick James Pugh, 24, was convicted of robbery at Shrewsbury Crown Court and sentenced to four years' custody. He absconded from the category D open prison on June 23. Derbyshire Police said at the time he absconded that they believed Pugh had links to the Shropshire area.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police, who broke the news via Twitter, said: "The 24-year-old was located in Ditherington, Shrewsbury and arrested on Friday, July 25 after he absconded from HMP Sudbury on June 23.

"We would like to thank the public for their help in sharing the appeal."

A spokesman for Derbyshire Constabulary confirmed that Pugh was due to appear at Telford Magistrates' Court yesterday to answer a charge of escaping from lawful custody in addition to a further charge of possession of a class A drug.

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