Sex offender who escaped from prison is recaptured by police

PUBLISHED: 07:56 29 January 2018 | UPDATED: 07:56 29 January 2018

HMP Peterborough

HMP Peterborough

Archant

A prisoner who escaped from HMP Peterborough on Friday (January 26) has been located.

Gintautas Urbonas, 51, who was serving a 12-year sentence for offences including attempted rape, battery and sexual assault, was arrested at an address in Peterborough shortly after midnight today (Monday) and is currently in police custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station.

Five other people, two men and three women, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and are also in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “We would like to thank all those who shared the public appeal to find him.”

Comments have been disabled on this article.

More news stories

50 minutes ago

A petition has been launched calling on Cambridgeshire County Council to reconsider plans for a new bridge in St Neots.

48 minutes ago

Tools and equipment worth thousands of pounds have been stolen from St Ives Town Council’s grounds maintenance depot.

Yesterday, 11:47

More people are using Cambridge’s guided busway, but there is disappointment as the number of journeys being made is still only “roughly half” what had originally been promised.

Yesterday, 11:12

Huntingdon Carnival saw its biggest turnout since the event was re-launched three years ago, organisers have said.

PROMOTED CONTENT

County Windows, with showrooms in St Ives and Willingham, can offer unpressured and expert advice on all their uPVC windows and Solidor composite doors, of which they are now a leading installer.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Hunts Post weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy