Hollesley Bay absconder called police from Norfolk pub to hand himself in, court hears

HMP Hollesley Bay. Picture: GREGG BROWN

HMP Hollesley Bay. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Archant

An inmate who walked out of a Suffolk prison rang police from a pub after 11 days on the run and handed himself in, a court has heard.

Andrew Loynes, 52, was jailed for 15 months on November 16 last year for fraud and was transferred to HMP Hollesley Bay, a category D open prison, several weeks later on December 14, Ipswich Crown Court heard.

During the time he was at Hollesley Bay, Loynes said he wanted to move from the prison and on December 27 it was discovered he had absconded, said Michael Crimp, prosecuting.

On January 7 Norfolk police received a telephone call from Loynes from a pub in Norwich.

He explained that he was wanted by the police and officers went to the pub and arrested him, said Mr Crimp.


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Loynes told police he had gone on the run because he was being bullied and hadn’t been thinking straight.

Loynes, of no fixed address, admitted escape from custody and was jailed for two months to run consecutively to his current sentence.

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