Prisoners back inside

FOR a month two prison escapees dodged detection as they made their bid for freedom.But today, robbers David Slack and James “Rocky” Purcell are back behind bars thanks to a chance detection in an Ipswich bargain clothing store and a charitable resident's vigilance.

FOR a month two prison escapees dodged detection as they made their bid for freedom.

But today, robbers David Slack and James “Rocky” Purcell are back behind bars thanks to a chance detection in an Ipswich bargain clothing store and a charitable resident's vigilance.

Slack was arrested after a resident who had offered him a place to stay alerted police, while Purcell was nabbed as he watched officers arresting a shop lifter in an Ipswich store.

Police said today that the pair, who were serving lengthy jail terms at Hollesley Bay, have been returned to the prison system.


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