Murderer finally arrested by police after five days on the run

Darren Douglas, and below, Ricardo Dunn
Darren Douglas, and below, Ricardo Dunn

A wanted man was arrested by police this afternoon after he was spotted on a bus station’s CCTV camera.

Darren Douglas, 46, originally from Birmingham, escaped from Springhill open prison in Grendon Underwood in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Ricardo Dunn, and below, Darren Douglas

Ricardo Dunn, and below, Darren Douglas

He was arrested after being seen on CCTV at Aylesbury Bus Station shortly after 4pm today, following a full-scale police manhunt lasting five days which involved a helicopter and dozens of officers.

Aylesbury LPA commander Supt Gez Chiariello said: “We have arrested a 46-year-old man in Aylesbury today.

“I want to thank the public for their help in this investigation and the residents of Aylesbury for their patience whilst the search was carried out.

“Hopefully life in Aylesbury can now return to a state of normality.”

Violent Douglas is serving a life sentence for a murder he committed in Birmingham in 1998, where he stabbed a man during an altercation outside a pub.

A full-scale search operation was launched after he and fellow inmate Ricardo Dunn absconded from the prison on Sunday. Dunn, 32, was caught yesterday evening in Thame Road, Southcourt, Aylesbury.

He is serving an indeterminate sentence for GBH with intent in Burnley, where he assaulted a man following an argument in the street in 2009.