Suffolk: Escaped Prisoner caught

A prisoner, who escaped from a hospital after a man with a gun threatened his prison guards, has been recaptured.

Andrew Farndon (26) is thought to have suffered a knife wound at Highpoint prison near Newmarket, before being taken to the West Suffolk Hospital's A&E department in a taxi with by two guards at 6.50pm on Wednesday.

A waiting gunman threatened the male and female prison officials before fleeing with Farndon across the car park.

A spokesperson from Suffolk police told Heart: "Suffolk Constabulary can confirm that Farndon has been detained by police and is in custody in another force area.

The force did not reveal where he was found.

His escape was the second in just a week, after an "extremely dangerous'' category A prisoner, murder suspect John Anslow, was sprung from a prison van after it left Hewell Prison in Worcestershire. He's still not been caught.

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