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Escaped prisoner recaptured

Sat, 11 Dec 2010

A prisoner who escaped from custody yesterday afternoon has been apprehended in Douglas.

The 22 yr old who is serving a 6 yr jail term for drugs offences ran off from escorts while being taken to an appointment at around 2pm.

A major Police operation was launched and the man was caught a short time later in the Pulrose area, he's subsequently been charged with a number of new offences as a result.

Police are keen to confirm that nobody was hurt in the incident and that the community was not put at risk.

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