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Ford absconder back in custody

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POLICE have recaptured a violent robber who had gone missing from Ford Prison.

Simon Marcus Rhodes-Butler, 37, absconded from the open prison on May 22.

He was arrested by the Metropolitan Police last night after he handed himself in at Sutton police station in Surrey.

He has been charged with escaping from lawful custody and will appear before a court later today.

Rhodes-Butler was jailed for seven years in September 2011 after he and accomplice Ilyas Ismail attacked and robbed a garage owner in South Norwood, London, in March that year.

Rhodes-Butler, originally of Offord Road, Tottenham, was convicted of robbery at Croydon Crown Court.

Yesterday (Thursday, June 12) police appealing for help to help track down a convicted armed robber who also fled the prison.

David Blood, 48, absconded from Ford at some time between 8.30am and 1pm on June 12.

He was jailed for life at Stafford Crown Court in 2003 after he was convicted of robbing a post office in Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield, with a number of other men in the West Midlands in December 2000.

Blood is 6ft 1ins, of small build with brown eyes and cropped black hair. He has links to Staffordshire and Warwickshire.

Anyone with information about where Blood could be should call 101, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call 0800 555111.

 
 
 

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