UPDATE: Prisoner who escaped from North Sea Camp near Boston is arrested

Paul James Smith has absconded  from North Sea Camp near Skegness. ANL-170910-072052001
Paul James Smith has absconded from North Sea Camp near Skegness. ANL-170910-072052001

A 51-year-old man who absconded from HMP North Sea Camp open prison near Boston will soon be back behind bars.

Paul James Smith, 51, was found to be absent on Saturday evening.

Police issued a warning to the public not to approach him but have reported that he handed himself into a police station in Essex today.

A statement from the police said: “He has been arrested in relation to absconding from prison and will remain in custody.”