Missing prisoner arrested in pub

Andover Advertiser: Prisoner Kevin Brown, who absconded from an open jail more than two months ago, has been arrested in a pub in Bristol (Sussex Police/PA) Prisoner Kevin Brown, who absconded from an open jail more than two months ago, has been arrested in a pub in Bristol (Sussex Police/PA)

A prisoner who absconded from an open prison more than two months ago has been arrested in a pub, police said.

Kevin Brown, 54, who went missing from HMP Ford in West Sussex on April 10, was held by Avon and Somerset officers in the upmarket Clifton area of Bristol last night, Sussex Police said.

His arrest comes almost three weeks after officers appealed for information about his whereabouts, admitting they had no idea where he was.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "Avon and Somerset Police made the arrest at a public house in the Clifton area of the city at about 6pm on Saturday."

Sussex Police revealed this week that 89 prisoners were on the run from Ford, near Arundel, including some who have been missing for years.

Last week it emerged that a public appeal by the force to help trace murderer Robert Donovan, 57, had only been made four years after he walked out of the prison.

A police spokesman said Brown was due to appear before magistrates in Bristol tomorrow.

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