Escaped violent criminal arrested in Notts

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A violent criminal who escaped from prison last week has been arrested in the Nottingham area.

Haroon Ahmed, 26, from Derby, who was serving a sentence for robbery, had been on the run since fleeing from HMP Dovegate in Staffordshire on Wednesday afternoon.

He told a Sunday newspaper that he had fled to Marbella on the Costa del Sol but but was arrested this morning in Nottingham.

He has now been taken into custody.