Doncaster prisoner is back behind bars

Prison absconder John Charles Byrne.
Prison absconder John Charles Byrne.

An inmate who went missing from a Doncaster prison is back behind bars.

John Charles Byrne, who became the eighth prisoner to abscond from HMP Hatfield this summer, was found at an address in Merseyside and returned to custody.

Byrne, 34, who went missing on August 2, was serving a sentence for drugs and firearms offences.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance sharing the appeal.”