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Southend robber who fled court after sentencing arrested

Ricky Kerry
Image caption Ricky Kerry fled the dock as he was being sentenced for robbery

A convicted robber who leapt from the dock and fled a court has been caught by police.

Unemployed Ricky Kerry, 19, ran from the dock at Southend Crown Court on Friday after he was sentenced to two years and four months.

Kerry, of Jones Close, Southend, escaped through heavy double doors at the entrance to the court and down two flights of stairs.

After four days on the run he was arrested in Wickford Mews, Basildon.

Kerry was being sentenced for a robbery in Southend in April in which he punched a man and took his mobile phone.

He is currently in custody.

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