Police hunting armed robber Ricky Beech who absconded from Kirklevington Grange Prison, Yarm, make arrest

The Northern Echo: Ricky Darren Beech Ricky Darren Beech

POLICE hunting Ricky Darren Beech, who absconded from Kirklevington Grange Prison in Yarm on Thursday evening, have made an arrest.

Beech is serving an indeterminate sentence for a 2006 armed robbery at a petrol station in Hull, in which he assaulted a shop assistant.

Beech, who absconded between 4.45pm and 7.50pm, was jailed in 2008.

He is described as white, with dark hair and a beard, five foot nine inches tall, with brown eyes and two scars above his left eye. He has an England tattoo on the left hand side of his chest.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police said: "Police searching for 29-year-old absconder Ricky Beech have arrested a 29-year-old man in Eaglescliffe on suspicion of escaping lawful custody."

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