Escaped prisoner arrested by police

Michael Rothery who absconded from the Spring Hill open prison in Grendon Underwood on Monday morning

Michael Rothery who absconded from the Spring Hill open prison in Grendon Underwood on Monday morning

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A prisoner who absconded from Spring Hill open prison has been arrested by police this morning (Wednesday)

Michael Rothery, 43, walked out of the prison in Grendon Underwood in the early hours of Monday morning.

He was arrested in Oxford.

A 30-year-old woman has also been detained on suspicion of obstructing a constable in the execution of duty and a 54-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and obstructing a constable in the execution of duty.

Both are in police custody.

Ch Insp Olly Wright, local police area commander for Aylesbury Vale said: “I want to thank the public and the media for their help in the course of this investigation.

“In particular, the residents across Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire for their patience while search activities were carried out.

“This arrest will hopefully mean that residents feel safer in our communities.”