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Prison ship escapee recaptured
David Beech
David Beech was seven months into a two year sentence
An inmate who escaped from a prison ship in Dorset has been recaptured, police have said.

David Beech, 28, got away by climbing over the perimeter fence of HMP Weare at Portland on Sunday 9 February.

He was seven months into a two year sentence for making threats to kill and threatening behaviour.

A Dorset Police spokesman said Beech was detained in the Metropolitan Police area on Wednesday night.

Three people were earlier bailed after being arrested in Guildford on suspicion of assisting in the escape of Beech.

HMP Weare, moored in Portland harbour has about 400 inmates.

The vessel was towed across the Atlantic from the US in 1997.



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