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Daniel Thompson: Police arrest on-the-run rapist

Daniel Thompson absconded from HMP Leyhill Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police / Google
Image caption Daniel Thompson failed to appear at roll call on Friday afternoon at HMP Leyhill

A convicted rapist who escaped from an open prison in South Gloucestershire has been arrested, police have said.

Daniel Thompson had been imprisoned at HMP Leyhill, near Bristol, after breaching a court order after serving a 10-year sentence for rape.

The 34-year-old was last seen at the jail at 11:45 BST on Friday and failed to appear at roll call at 16:45 BST.

Avon and Somerset Police confirmed Thompson had been arrested and was in police custody.

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