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Prisoner Anthony Ferrie who absconded from van arrested

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A prisoner who escaped from a security van after a visit to hospital 12 days ago has been arrested.

Anthony Ferrie was being taken back to jail in a G4S vehicle following a visit to Livingston's St John's Hospital when he absconded.

The 33-year-old was an inmate at Addiewell Prison in West Lothian.

Police said "extensive inquiries" were carried out in West Lothian and North Lanarkshire to trace Ferrie, who went missing on 4 August.

He was arrested at a house in Bellshill and will appear at Livingston Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

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