Prison absconder remanded in custody by Newport court

Wyndham Richard Thomas
Image caption Wyndham Richard Thomas was arrested on Friday

A prisoner has been remanded in custody charged with absconding from HMP Prescoed in Monmouthshire.

Wyndham Richard Thomas, 33, from Croeserw, Neath Port Talbot, was arrested in Caerphilly on Friday.

He appeared before Newport magistrates charged with absconding from lawful custody, Gwent Police said.

A 39-year-old woman from Caerphilly arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been bailed pending further inquiries.