Inmate, 34, arrested after fleeing prison

Police tape
Police tape

AN escaped prisoner has been arrested by armed police.

Officers went to an address in Armthorpe after receiving information an inmate had fled from Hatfield’s Moorland Prison.

The pre-planned warrant led to the arrest of the 34-year-old man, a spokesman for South Yorkshire Police confirmed.

No further details have been released.

Yesterday’s incident, which happened at around 4pm, is just a month after a 21-year-old prisoner escaped from the youth offenders’ institution site in the same area.