Murderer who absconded from Derbyshire prison is arrested

John Potter was sentenced to life at Newcastle Crown Court for murder in 2008.
John Potter was sentenced to life at Newcastle Crown Court for murder in 2008.

A convicted murderer who absconded from a Derbyshire prison has been arrested.

John Potter was sentenced to life at Newcastle Crown Court for murder in 2008.

The 52-year-old absconded from HMP Sudbury on Tuesday but was located in Ashbourne this morning (Thursday) and arrested.

Police thanked everyone who shared the appeal to find him.