Police have confirmed that Stephen Tierney, aged 39, who absconded from North Sea Camp in Lincolnshire on Wednesday 3 July has been arrested this afternoon in the Haverstock Hill area in London. He has been arrested for breaching his prison licence conditions under the Prison Act and will be returned to a secure prison.
His arrest follows an extensive investigation driven by Lincolnshire Police and assisted by colleagues in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Norfolk, British Transport Police, Essex and the Metropolitan Police.
We continue our investigation into offences of assisting an offender, one man, aged 33, has been arrested and released on police bail in connection with this enquiry.
We would like to thank the great response by the public and media in sharing our appeals and helping with information during our search for this man.