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Last Updated: Friday, 10 June, 2005, 15:04 GMT 16:04 UK
Man jailed over burglary on run
Isaac John Price
Price was serving four years in jail when he escaped
A convicted burglar, who raided the home of a Shropshire pensioner while on the run from prison, has been jailed for five years.

Isaac John Price, 42, originally from Stoke-on-Trent, was found guilty of burgling the home of Alwynne Tommey, 72, at Clee Hill in December 2003.

He was wanted in connection with other burglaries while on the run for a year.

Price was described as violent and dangerous when he escaped from Sudbury Open Prison in Derbyshire in June 2003.

Escaped across brook

He was serving four years at the jail for burglary.

Price, of no fixed address, was eventually arrested at a caravan park in Leek, Staffordshire, following an appeal on the BBC's Crimewatch programme.

West Mercia Police had previously nearly captured him in Ludlow in January 2004, but they said he managed to escape by swimming across a swollen brook.

Price pleaded not guilty to one charge of burglary at Shrewsbury Crown Court.

He was previously jailed for an extra 12 months for escaping from lawful custody.

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