A Suffolk prison absconder who was on the run for nearly three weeks has been arrested. 

Police had been appealing for help to find 39-year-old Levi Mitchell, who had been missing from Hollesley Bay prison near Woodbridge since October 21. 

Mitchell, who is in prison for multiple burglary offences, was arrested on Friday. 

A spokesman for Suffolk police said he was arrested in Harlow. 

"Police would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance," the spokesman added.