Hollesey Bay absconder captured after two years on the run

Police are investigating. Stock image. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police are investigating. Stock image. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Scott Rowland went missing from the prison in 2016

Police have arrested a man who absconded from a Suffolk prison almost exactly two years ago.

Scott Rowland, 32, was listed as missing from a roll call at Hollesey Bay during the evening of January 14 2016.

He was serving a sentence of 5 years and 6 months for aggravated burglary and robbery.

Rowland was detained in south London by the Metropolitan Police yesterday, Sunday January 21.


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A police spokesperson said: “He remains in custody and will be returned to the prison system.”

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