A rapist serving a life sentence who absconded from an open prison has been arrested.
Members of the public were warned not to approach Wayne Jones, an inmate at HMP North Sea Camp near Boston in Lincolnshire.
The 39-year-old was branded every woman’s worst nightmare after he broke into a house a raped a woman in Stockport.
He held a screwdriver to her throat and threatened to stab her in the face during the 2004 attack. Jones absconded from the Category D open prison on Sunday evening.
Jones is serving a life sentence for rape and was finally arrested this morning after more than 18 hours on the run
The hooded thug was waiting at the end of his victim’s bed when he threated to stab her.
He then marched her downstairs and raped her. In 2005 he was jailed for life after pleading guilty to rape and burglary.
Judge Judge Timothy Mort said at the time that Jones was ‘every woman’s worst nightmare’, adding: ‘It is quite clear that you have to be viewed as a significant risk to the public. This rape was truly horrendous.’
Lincolnshire Police said this morning that Jones had been located.
The force tweeted: ‘Wayne Jones, who absconded from HMP North Sea Camp yesterday evening (November 25), has been located.
‘The 39-year-old has been arrested in relation to absconding. Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal.’
The rapist escaped from the Category D prison yesterday evening and police warned people not to approach him
The rapist absconded from HMP North Sea Camp in Boston, Lincolnshire, yesterday evening