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Missing prisoner returned

27 November 2012

Murderer Vincent Saywell escaped from Blantyre House PrisonA missing murderer has been arrested after four days on the run.

Vincent Saywell was on temporary release from Blantyre House open prison, in Goudhurst, when he failed to return.

The 54-year-old was found in Plymouth yesterday.

Saywell is the third prisoner to go missing from Blantyre House five months.

In June, two inmates went missing from the facility in just a fortnight.

Raymond Atkins, 39, had been allowed home for family reasons, but did not stay at an agreed bail hostel on Saturday, June 30.

Just two weeks earlier, a murderer who stabbed a teacher to death was on the run for three days after escaping from Blantyre House.

Jamie Frater, 38, failed to return following work at a charity shop in Headcorn.

He had been convicted in 1993 for murdering 45-year-old Geoffrey du Rose and jailed for life.

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