Convicted burglar Stephen Ford caught five weeks after absconding from HMP Kirkham

Wanted prison absconder Stephen Ford has been arrested after five weeks on the run.

Monday, 30th December 2019, 4:12 pm
Updated Monday, 30th December 2019, 4:28 pm

Stephen Ford and Daniel Plaice absconded from HMP Kirkham at around 6pm on Sunday, November 24.

Ford, 41, was sentenced at Teesside Crown Court in 2018 to three years and six months in prison for burglary and dangerous driving.

Plaice, 40, was jailed for five years and 10 months at Teesside Crown Court in 2018 for attempted robbery, possession of a bladed article and burglary.

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Convicted robber and burglar abscond from HMP Kirkham

Four weeks after Plaice was arrested, Ford was located in the Middlesborough area and arrested.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: "You may remember that towards the end of November we asked for your help to find Stephen Ford, 41, from Stockton-on-Tees who we believe absconded from HMP Kirkham.

"He's since been found in Middlesborough and arrested.

Stephen Ford (Pictured) was caught five weeks after absconding from HMP Kirkham. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

"Thanks to everyone who responded to our appeal."