Man Missing from Secure Hospital Caught

A man who escaped from a secure hospital near Diss has been captured and arrested by police over near Bristol.

Luke Sparks, 21, absconded from a secure hospital in Palgrave, on Sunday 2nd October has been detained by Avon and Somerset Police in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 5 October.

Sparks has been arrested for escaping from lawful custody, assault and theft.

A 22-year-old woman from North Suffolk was also arrested by Avon and Somerset Police on suspicion of assisting prisoners to escape.

Both are currently being held at a police station in Bristol before being transferred back to Suffolk.

Sparks had been detained under the mental health act after committing a serious assault on a taxi driver in Taunton, Somerset, in 2008.

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