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Gary Butcher, who absconded from HMP North Sea Camp in Boston, is arrested



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A man who absconded from prison has been arrested and is in police custody.

Gary Butcher, 55, handed himself in to police in Derbyshire today (Friday, June 3) after three days.

Butcher absconded from HMP North Sea Camp in Boston on May 31 where he was serving a life sentence for aggravated burglary.

Gary Butcher handed himself in to police
Gary Butcher handed himself in to police

A 56-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in connection with the abscondment and remains in police custody.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Rachael Cox said: "Following a round-the-clock investigation to bring Butcher into custody, I’m pleased to be able to say that we have now apprehended this man.

"At this stage, we don’t believe he has committed further offences.

"Our appeal has had huge support from the public, and we are very grateful for that, and would like to say thank you to everyone who shared our appeal or provided information.

"This was very much a collaborative effort with our officers and staff working tirelessly with neighbouring forces and partner agencies to apprehend Butcher."

HMP North Sea Camp in Boston is an open prison.



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