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Sudbury absconder surrenders to police after ten days on the run

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 28, 2014

Adam Tyrone Murray

Adam Tyrone Murray

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A ROBBER who absconded from a prison near Burton has handed himself in to police.

Adam Tyrone Murray left the category D open prison on July 12.

The 27-year-old, who had was sentenced to 66 months in May 2012, handed himself over to police in Sutton Coldfield, near Birmingham, 10 days later. At the time he left, police said he spoke with a Birmingham accent and had links to the city.

Murray is just one of a number of prisoners to abscond from HMP Sudbury in recent months.

Derbyshire Police has put in place a special team in charge of tracking down absconders and returning them to jail. The open prison system is designed to integrate inmates back into mainstream society by allowing them out during the day to undertake unpaid work placements within the local area.

However, many inmates see their time in open prison as an opportunity to return to mainstream society of their own accord.

Earlier this month the Mail reported that a convicted murderer who absconded from HMP Sudbury nearly 12 years ago had been found living a new life in Ireland. He was only caught when he rang Irish police to report a suspected prowler and they realised he was a wanted man.

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