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Essex/Suffolk: Prisoner who went missing after period of home leave has been recaptured

PUBLISHED: 15:20 01 May 2014 | UPDATED: 00:11 02 May 2014

Connor Shand

Connor Shand

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A Hollesley Bay prisoner who did not return after going on home leave has been recaptured in Essex today.

Connor Shand, 22, who was serving six years for aggravated burglary, was reported as missing to police around 1am on Saturday.

Shand was known to have connections to the Harlow area.

Police in Suffolk and Essex began inquiries to locate him and he was eventually found at 2pm today and taken into custody at Harlow.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “He will now been returned to the prison system.”

Police searching for 53-year-old Bruce Antell reported missing from Newmarket have reported that a body has been found in east Sussex.

A Suffolk man who swindled the owners of VW camper vans out of more than £30,000 by taking money for work he didn’t do has been jailed for 15 months.

Paramedics were called to a home in East Bergholt this afternoon after four people at one property all had allergic reactions to wasp stings.

Travellers who pitched up on a playing field in Burrs Road, Clacton on Monday are facing court action after the group failed to move on despite being served notice to leave.

A former Colchester man who raped and sexually assaulted a schoolgirl has been jailed for 12 years.

Organisers of an annual Suffolk theatre festival have revealed plans to take this year’s shows on the road for a new venture.

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