Violent criminal Dean Evans found after going on the run

Dean Evans

Dean Evans

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Political reporter

A VIOLENT criminal who went missing from prison has been found by police.

Dean Evans was thought to be heading back to Hampshire after absconding from an open prison near Bristol.

The 36-year-old had originally been jailed after threatening to kill a mum and her young children at their flat in Southampton.

He was released from jail, but then sent back to prison in 2011 after breaking the conditions of his release.

He was at Leyhill Open Prison when he escaped last Monday.

Police had said they believed he may be heading back to Southampton, where his family live.That led his mother to issue an emotional plea for him to give himself up.

But he was arrested yesterday in the village of Alveston, South Gloucestershire.

He was charged this morning with escaping lawful custody, and is appearing at North Avon Magistrates' Court this afternoon.

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5:40pm Tue 6 May 14

likewatchingbrazil says...

no doubt the dopey prison warden will let him have a day out soon and he can run off again.
no doubt the dopey prison warden will let him have a day out soon and he can run off again. likewatchingbrazil
  • Score: 9

7:55pm Tue 6 May 14

sparkster says...

what i cant understand is why violent criminals are placed in open prisons
what i cant understand is why violent criminals are placed in open prisons sparkster
  • Score: 8

8:06pm Tue 6 May 14

userds5050 says...

sparkster wrote:
what i cant understand is why violent criminals are placed in open prisons
We can keep explaining this to you. Both he and the Skull cracker had both served over 10 years in prison. They were approaching their release dates. They are moved to an open prison to help their integration into the outside world. Do you think arm robbers spend the rest of their days in prison?
[quote][p][bold]sparkster[/bold] wrote: what i cant understand is why violent criminals are placed in open prisons[/p][/quote]We can keep explaining this to you. Both he and the Skull cracker had both served over 10 years in prison. They were approaching their release dates. They are moved to an open prison to help their integration into the outside world. Do you think arm robbers spend the rest of their days in prison? userds5050
  • Score: -10

9:25pm Tue 6 May 14

BeyondImagination says...

Fortunately for the public this idiot has ensured he will spend a lot more time in prison than the wishy washy justice system intended. That's good.
Fortunately for the public this idiot has ensured he will spend a lot more time in prison than the wishy washy justice system intended. That's good. BeyondImagination
  • Score: 8

11:41pm Tue 6 May 14

userds5050 says...

BeyondImagination wrote:
Fortunately for the public this idiot has ensured he will spend a lot more time in prison than the wishy washy justice system intended. That's good.
There's a problem with the alternative to the 'wishy washy justice system' you talk of. What's that I hear you cry? If you hang a man for armed robbery and you also hang a man for murder, what does the arm robber do when he's cornered?
[quote][p][bold]BeyondImagination[/bold] wrote: Fortunately for the public this idiot has ensured he will spend a lot more time in prison than the wishy washy justice system intended. That's good.[/p][/quote]There's a problem with the alternative to the 'wishy washy justice system' you talk of. What's that I hear you cry? If you hang a man for armed robbery and you also hang a man for murder, what does the arm robber do when he's cornered? userds5050
  • Score: -1

9:46am Wed 7 May 14

camerajuan says...

likewatchingbrazil wrote:
no doubt the dopey prison warden will let him have a day out soon and he can run off again.
Not likely. The only reason he would have been in an open prison is because he was near to his release date. Re-offending and "escaping" (can't really escape an open prison, just leave really!) will ensure that he gets a new sentence and a more custodial dwelling for a while.
[quote][p][bold]likewatchingbrazil[/bold] wrote: no doubt the dopey prison warden will let him have a day out soon and he can run off again.[/p][/quote]Not likely. The only reason he would have been in an open prison is because he was near to his release date. Re-offending and "escaping" (can't really escape an open prison, just leave really!) will ensure that he gets a new sentence and a more custodial dwelling for a while. camerajuan
  • Score: 2

12:25pm Wed 7 May 14

TJC0310 says...

userds5050 wrote:
sparkster wrote:
what i cant understand is why violent criminals are placed in open prisons
We can keep explaining this to you. Both he and the Skull cracker had both served over 10 years in prison. They were approaching their release dates. They are moved to an open prison to help their integration into the outside world. Do you think arm robbers spend the rest of their days in prison?
I would say in the case of "Skull Cracker" he should spend the rest of his time in prison. 13 life sentences should mean he rots in a prison for the rest of his life, not be in an Open Prison ready to be let back out into society.
[quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparkster[/bold] wrote: what i cant understand is why violent criminals are placed in open prisons[/p][/quote]We can keep explaining this to you. Both he and the Skull cracker had both served over 10 years in prison. They were approaching their release dates. They are moved to an open prison to help their integration into the outside world. Do you think arm robbers spend the rest of their days in prison?[/p][/quote]I would say in the case of "Skull Cracker" he should spend the rest of his time in prison. 13 life sentences should mean he rots in a prison for the rest of his life, not be in an Open Prison ready to be let back out into society. TJC0310
  • Score: 2

4:43pm Wed 7 May 14

camerajuan says...

TJC0310 wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
sparkster wrote:
what i cant understand is why violent criminals are placed in open prisons
We can keep explaining this to you. Both he and the Skull cracker had both served over 10 years in prison. They were approaching their release dates. They are moved to an open prison to help their integration into the outside world. Do you think arm robbers spend the rest of their days in prison?
I would say in the case of "Skull Cracker" he should spend the rest of his time in prison. 13 life sentences should mean he rots in a prison for the rest of his life, not be in an Open Prison ready to be let back out into society.
You'd think so. But when repeat offenders can start mass brawls that spill out of pubs into the street and get off with cautions what hope do we have of keeping proper criminals locked away for the length of time they deserve?

Justice system needs a shake up.
[quote][p][bold]TJC0310[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sparkster[/bold] wrote: what i cant understand is why violent criminals are placed in open prisons[/p][/quote]We can keep explaining this to you. Both he and the Skull cracker had both served over 10 years in prison. They were approaching their release dates. They are moved to an open prison to help their integration into the outside world. Do you think arm robbers spend the rest of their days in prison?[/p][/quote]I would say in the case of "Skull Cracker" he should spend the rest of his time in prison. 13 life sentences should mean he rots in a prison for the rest of his life, not be in an Open Prison ready to be let back out into society.[/p][/quote]You'd think so. But when repeat offenders can start mass brawls that spill out of pubs into the street and get off with cautions what hope do we have of keeping proper criminals locked away for the length of time they deserve? Justice system needs a shake up. camerajuan
  • Score: 0

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