Sex offender who escaped from prison is recaptured by police

HMP Peterborough

HMP Peterborough - Credit: 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.”


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