HMP Ford absconded prisoner arrested in Bristol pub

  • 15 June 2014
  • From the section Sussex
Kevin Brown
Image caption Kevin Brown will appear before magistrates on Monday

A prisoner on the run from an open prison in West Sussex for two months has been arrested in a pub in Bristol.

Police said Kevin Brown, who absconded from HMP Ford, near Arundel, on 10 April was apprehended in the Clifton area on Saturday at 18:00 BST.

Three weeks ago, Sussex Police appealed for information on his whereabouts, and said they had no idea where he was.

On Friday, Sussex Police revealed 89 inmates were on the run from Ford, some for several years.

Earlier this month, it also emerged the force made an appeal to trace murderer Robert Donovan, 57, four years after he walked out of the prison.

Brown, 54, is due to appear before magistrates in Bristol on Monday.

Sussex Police said that officers from Avon and Somerset Police made the arrest.

Brown had been serving a life sentence after being convicted at the Old Bailey in 2007, of conspiracy to rob and firearms offences, police said.

There had been no reported sightings of him since 10 April.

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