A GUNMAN who fled prison has been arrested at a campsite by armed police. 

HMP Ford prison absconder Jay Davis was arrested by police this afternoon at a campsite at Telscombe.

Davis, who is serving a sentence for possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, was reported missing from the prison near Arundel last Monday. 

Armed police, supported by a National Police Air Service helicopter, arrested him on suspicion of being unlawfully at large at 3.30pm.