Robber Peter Mahoney who absconded from Ford Open Prison is caught by police in London

Peter Mahoney was caught after absconded from Ford Open Prison

Peter Mahoney was caught after absconded from Ford Open Prison

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A robber who went missing from a prison in West Sussex has been found and arrested.

Peter Mahoney, 32, left Ford Open Prison near Arundel on July 11 and travelled to Brighton on day release but did not return.

Mahoney had been given an indeterminate sentence in 2010 after admitting to charges of racially aggravated wounding, possession of a firearm, robbery and possession of an imitation firearm for offences he committed in November 2008 in London.

After a public appeal by Sussex Police, Metropolitan Police officers found him at an address in South London.

Officers arrested Mahoney at a house in Sidcup Road, Eltham at 1:30am today on suspicion of being unlawfully at large.

Detective Inspector Alan Pack, of Sussex Police, said: “This shows how quickly we can find and arrest wanted people when police officers, other agencies and the public work together.”

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8:50pm Thu 17 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

Back to 'only' 88 missing, then.
Back to 'only' 88 missing, then. stevo!!
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