Jail escaper caught after 10 years

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Jail escaper caught after 10 years

A PRISONER who was on the run for 10 years has been recaptured. Michael Benson, 47, was captured by officers from Lothian and Border Police in the village of Tynninghame, East Lothian, on Wednesday. Benson, who had been convicted of firearms and theft offences, absconded from Leyhill Prison, Gloucestershire in 1989.

Police said Benson had now been sent back to England.

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