AN ESCAPED prisoner who went on the run has been arrested by police. 

The 36-year-old did not return to Springhill prison after being let out on day release.

He was meant to return on Sunday night, but he did not - so the police appealed for the public's help to find him.

Thames Valley Police warned the public not to approach him, but instead call 999 if they spot him.

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Springhill prison, in Buckinghamshire, is a category D prison - which means some criminals can be released for the day as part of rehabilitation programmes.

This morning the 36-year-old was arrested on suspicion of absconding from lawful custody and is being held in Reading where police will question him.