THREE criminals who absconded from an open prison over the past five years are still on the run, the Mail can reveal.
The unnamed convicts absconded from Sudbury Open Prison between 2009 and 2013 and remain at large.
The information, released at the request of the Mail, also revealed that a staggering 79 inmates from the Sudbury jail made their bid for freedom during the same period, though 76 were subsequently caught.
The prison has come under fire as inmates continue to flee while on temporary release, while the Government has also come under pressure following several high-profile incidents at open prisons across the country.
It comes in the same week that police revealed they believe Charlie Casey, who has been on the run from Sudbury since last month, may have stabbed a woman in Dorset, while on Tuesday, Keiran Staff became the latest criminal to abscond from the site.
Staff, 30, who was serving a five-year term for possession of a firearm without a certificate handed himself in to police yesterday.