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Police chase ends in capture of Hollesley Bay absconder Mark Heanan after 28 days on the run

PUBLISHED: 16:59 31 August 2017

HM Prison Hollesley Bay.

HM Prison Hollesley Bay.


A 31-year-old man who absconded from Hollesley Bay prison 30 days ago has been recaptured after a police chase.

Mark Heanan was reported missing to police on Tuesday, August 1, after he was absent from a roll call at 5pm.

He was serving an indeterminate sentence for wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Heanan was arrested by Surrey Police in Warlingham on Monday, August 28, following an incident where a police vehicle was rammed following a pursuit. He has subsequently charged with eight offences:

• Escaping from lawful custody

• Dangerous driving

• Failing to stop for police

• Driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence

• Driving without insurance

• Assaulting a police officer

• Possession of an offensive weapon

• Handling stolen goods

He appeared before Staines Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, August 29, where he was remanded in custody to appear at Guildford Crown Court on Thursday, September 28.

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