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Missing Ford Prison robber back in custody

Police have found Peter Mahoney PICTURE SUPPLIED BY SUSSEX POLICE

Police have found Peter Mahoney PICTURE SUPPLIED BY SUSSEX POLICE

A ROBBER who went missing from Ford Prison has been found and arrested.

Peter Mahoney left the prison on July 11 and travelled to Brighton on day release but did not return.

After a public appeal by Sussex Police, officers at the Metropolitan Police found the 37-year-old at an address in South London.

Officers arrested Mahoney at a house in Sidcup Road, Eltham, at 1.30am Today (Thursday, July 17) on suspicion of being unlawfully at large. He is currently in custody.

Detective Inspector Alan Pack, of Sussex Police, said: “This shows how quickly we can find and arrest wanted people when police officers, other agencies and the public work together.

“I’m grateful to the Metropolitan Police and the Prison Service as well as the media and the public for their help locating him.”

Mahoney had been given an indeterminate sentence in 2010 after he admitted charges of racially aggravated wounding, possession of a firearm, robbery and possession of an imitation firearm for offences he committed in London in November 2008.

 
 
 

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