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UPDATE: Absconder arrested and charged

News   •   Jun 11, 2019 16:49 BST

A man who escaped from an open prison has been arrested and charged with escape from lawful custody.

Jason Sufi, 39 (06.10.79) absconded from HMP Springhill Prison in Buckinghamshire on Wednesday, 20 February after he failed to return for evening roll call.

He was arrested in Islington on Wednesday, 5 June after being spotted by Met officers and charged with escape from lawful custody the following day.

He appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday, 7 June, but did not enter a plea. He is next appearing at Southwark Crown Court on Friday, 5 July.