UPDATED: Man arrested after absconding from prison

John Rooney
John Rooney

Police in south Manchester have arrested a 47-year-old man for escaping from lawful custody.

John Rooney was remanded in police custody after being arrested by Greater Manchester Police last night (Monday).

A 23-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of harbouring an offender and she remains in police custody for questioning.

Rooney, who was serving a 27-year sentence for kidnap and robbery absconded from HMP Springhill in Grendon Underwood on August 24.