North Sea Camp inmate back in custody after 16-day search

A man who absconded from an open prison has been captured after 17 days on the run, police said.

James Smyth, 57, failed to return to North Sea Camp prison in Boston, Lincolnshire after being out on temporary release.

He was last seen just after 07:30 on 30 April, walking along the river towards the city centre in York.

Lincolnshire Police thanked those who had shared its appeal and provided details of sightings.

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