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Escaped prisoner Phillip Barrett hands himself in

Phillip Barrett has been convicted of a number of offences including possession of an offensive weapon and battery Image copyright Avon and Somerset Constabulary
Image caption Phillip Barrett escaped on the M32 while being transported to HMP Bristol on Thursday

An inmate who escaped from a prison vehicle while being transferred between jails has handed himself in.

Phillip Barrett made his getaway on the M32 while being transported to HMP Bristol at about 14:40 GMT on Thursday.

Barrett, 37, who has links with South Bristol was arrested after handing himself into a police station.

Avon and Somerset Police thanked the public for their help and confirmed he walked into a police station in Bristol at about 11:00.

Barrett has been convicted of a number of offences including battery and possession of an offensive weapon.

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