Six month sentence extension for prisoner who absconded North Sea Camp after being jailed for Skegness burglary

Court News.
Court News.

A prisoner jailed for a Skegness burglary and who later went on the run from North Sea Camp Open Prison was arrested after he was involved in a fight, a court has heard.

Police were called to Lincoln bus station following reports of two men fighting and arrived to find 41-year-old Michael Williams being restrained by members of the public.

Jeremy Janes, prosecuting, told Lincoln Crown Court that Williams was under the influence of either drink or drugs and when he was searched officers found his prison ID documents.

A small amount of the heroin substitute drug Subutex was found on Williams together with a legal high.

Mr Janes said Williams walked out of the prison 48 hours earlier and after making his way to Skegness then travelled on to Lincoln. Williams later told police he had been threatened in the prison and felt he had no choice but to leave.

Williams, who is now in Lincoln Prison, admitted escape from custody on 21 October and possession of a controlled drug.

He was given a six month jail sentence consecutive to his original 32 month sentence, which he was given in January after admitting burglary of a house in Skegness.

Williams was the third North Sea Camp inmate to be sentenced by the Crown Court this week for escaping during the same 24 hour period of 20-21 October.