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Murderer missing since June found

(L to R) Terry Lowe, Nicolas Cole, Thomas Maloney
Terry Lowe (left) is due before Redditch magistrates on Wednesday

A convicted murderer who absconded from an open prison in north Worcestershire two months ago has been found.

Terry Lowe, 24, of Plumstead, south-east London, who was serving a 10-year murder sentence, was one of three found missing from HMP Hewell on 7 June.

He has been charged with an offence relating to his disappearance and is due before Redditch magistrates.

Nicolas Cole and Thomas Maloney, both from Coventry, are back in prison in closed conditions, police added.

Woman charged

Lowe was arrested in the Manchester area on Monday and is in custody at Redditch police station, the West Mercia force said on Tuesday.

He was serving a 10-year sentence for the murder of a man in Plumstead in November 2000 and is due before Redditch magistrates on Wednesday, police added.

Cole, 32, was serving life for the murder and manslaughter of two men in a Coventry nightclub in October 1995.

He was arrested by Lincolnshire Police on 4 August following a road traffic collision, West Mercia Police said.

Maloney, who returned of his own accord on 3 July, was serving an eight-year sentence for conspiracy and possession of cocaine with intent to supply.

Both were charged with absconding from the prison, the force added.

Police said a 24-year-old woman detained in Manchester on Monday has also been charged in connection with the disappearance of the prisoners.



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