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Hollesley Bay: Absconder Gary Edwards recaptured in Essex

PUBLISHED: 11:30 01 May 2014 | UPDATED: 11:30 01 May 2014

HM Prison Hollesley Bay.

HM Prison Hollesley Bay.

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A Hollesley Bay absconder who went missing more than two months ago has been recaptured in Essex.

Gary Edwards, 31, who was serving a sentence for aggravated burglary, was found to be missing around lunchtime on Friday, February 14.

Suffolk Constabulary said officers carried out “extensive visits, inquiries and checks” to locate him.

Edwards contacted Essex Police this morning saying he wanted to hand himself in and he was arrested shortly after.

Snow could fall in parts of Suffolk this morning as temperatures dropped overnight.

Trains between London and Norwich are being cancelled this morning as a result of engineering work not having been completed on time.

Police and firefighters were called to a suspected arson attack in Carlton Colville in the early hours of this morning.

Police are searching for a 52-year-old man from Leavenheath who has been reported missing.

Police have arrested a 66-year-old man in connection with an incident that caused armed officers to swoop on Ipswich town centre tonight.

Highways bosses have announced they will be carrying out a series of improvements to the road network across Suffolk and north Essex this week.

Kebab fans will be excited to hear a new fast food outlet that prides itself on making top quality versions of the takeaway staple is opening in Ipswich soon.

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