A PRISON escapee who was jailed for attempted robbery, possession of a knife and burglary has been caught by police in Middlesbrough.

Daniel Plaice, 40, from Bishop Auckland, was jailed for five years and ten months at Teesside Crown Court in 2018 but absconded from HMP Kirkham in Lancashire at around 6pm on Sunday, November 24.

He was last seen with fellow prisoner Stephen Ford, who remains on the run.

Yesterday officers in the Middlesbrough area found Plaice and arrested him.

However, the hunt is still on for Ford who was sentenced at Teesside Crown Court in 2018 to three years and six months in prison for burglary and dangerous driving.

The 41-year-old from Stockton-on-Tees is described as being 5ft 11in tall of medium/large build.

He has short brown hair and blue eyes and speaks with a North-East accent.

He has various tattoos including ‘Angel’ on his neck, a bulldog on his shoulder and ‘Fordy’ on his left hand.

Ford has links to both Cleveland and Lancashire.

  • Anyone with information about where he might be should call 101 quoting log number LC-20191124-1174
  • Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111