Jailed robber who vanished after trip to Brighton has been recaptured

A jailed robber who travelled to Brighton on day release from Ford open prison before going on the run has been recaptured.

Peter Mahoney, 37, left the prison on Friday 11 July having been jailed for robbery and racially motivated shooting.

He was given an indeterminate sentence in 2010 and told that he would serve at least four years.

Peter Mahoney

Peter Mahoney

Sussex Police issued a public appeal for help finding Mahoney on Monday (14 July) and on Thursday (17 July) Metropolitan Police officers found Mahoney in south London.

He was arrested at a house in Sidcup Road, Eltham, at 1.30am on Thursday on suspicion of being unlawfully at large. He is currently in custody.

Detective Inspector Alan Pack, of Sussex Police, said: “This shows how quickly we can find and arrest wanted people when police officers, other agencies and the public work together.

“I’m grateful to the Metropolitan Police and the Prison Service as well as the media and the public for their help locating him.”

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