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Hollesley Bay: Wanted absconder arrested

Hollesley Bay absconder found.

Hollesley Bay absconder found.

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A prisoner who absconded from Hollesley Bay earlier this year has been recaptured in Hertfordshire.

Paul Oddysses, 49, was reported missing from the open prison to police on Saturday May 24.

He was arrested in Broxbourne on Thursday following a road stop-check and has today been charged with one count of robbery relating to an incident at a pub in Ware, Hertfordshire, on Bank Holiday Sunday August 24 and one count of taking a vehicle without consent in Broxbourne on Thursday.

Oddysses has been detained in police custody prior to a magistrates’ court appearance in Hertfordshire, after which he will be dealt with for absconding from the open prison.

During the past three months Suffolk Police have been liaising with counterparts in Essex, London and Hertfordshire in a bid to find him.

Suffolk Police thanked the media for their assistance in the investigation to find Oddysses during the past few months.

Walkers get ready for the start of the ladies midnight walk in aid of St Helena Hospice at Weston Homes Community Stadium, Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom on 28-May-2016.
Picture: Steve Waller 
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Hundreds of ladies illuminated the streets of Colchester this weekend — wearing their finest and brightest neon clothes and accessories for St Helena Hospice’s eighth annual Midnight Walk.

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Pro-Brexit Essex MP Priti Patel added to a new row in the EU Referendum campaign by accusing the leaders of the “Remain” side of being so wealthy and privileged that they did not understand the concerns of most voters.

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File picture of Norwich Road/Orford Street junction in Ipswich.

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EACH Colour Dash at Christchurch Park

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