BREAKING NEWS: Escaped prisoner arrested

CCTV footage from a raid at Heron Food.
CCTV footage from a raid at Heron Food.

AN escaped prisoner suspected of staging an armed robbery in St Helens has been arrested, detectives say.

A police spokesman said Lyndon Stein, 49, was arrested last night (Sunday) in the St Helens area.

The 49-year-old, who is believed to have raided a Heron Food store in St Helens town centre, is currently in police custody.

Hailing from Newton, Stein escaped from prison in Aylesbury.

He had been serving a life sentence for a robbery commited in Bristol in 2006.