Prison inmate caught again

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A HELICOPTER and police patrol cars were used to help track down a prisoner who went on the run near Hatfield.

Police were called after reports that a man dressed in grey had been spotted running along Old Thorne Road in bare feet.

The 21-year-old had absconded from the open prison HMP Hatfield on Tuesday afternoon.

He was picked up again in Dunscroft, later in the evening. A Prison Service spokesman said he had been returned to a closed prison.