A WANTED man has handed himself in to police as he would rather be in prison then “spend more time with the people he was living with”.

The man, who has not been identified, was wanted on recall to prison and turned himself in at Burgess Hill Police station at about 5pm yesterday.

Mid Sussex Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Darren Taylor Tweeted: “Peace and quiet.

“Wanted male handed himself in to the team yesterday afternoon after informing us he would rather go back to prison then have to spend more time with the people he was living with.

“One in custody and heading back to prison to serve some further time on his own.”

Being cooped up in the pandemic has led many to yearn for some space from the people they share homes with.

But the man appears to have got to the point where even a return to jail seemed preferable.

When someone is released from prison on licence or on parole, they are supervised by an offender manager.

They are given a copy of their licence on release with all the conditions they need to adhere to.

If they do not keep to the conditions of their licence then they could be recalled and brought back to prison.