Gardai locate prisoner who was missing from Shelton Abbey

Gardai in Arklow have located a prisoner who was reported missing from Shelton Abbey prison.

The man who is well known to the Gardai, aged in his late 30’s from the West of Ireland left the open prison on Sunday evening.

A search was launched on Sunday night which involved the Coast Guard helicopter.

Army personal joined in the search this morning.

The man was located and arrested at a public house following an extensive search of the town this afternoon.

He is being detained at Arklow garda station.

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