St Helens man arrested and recalled to prison

Officers arrested James Towey, 33, who had originally been jailed for two-and-a-half years for burglary
Officers arrested James Towey, 33, who had originally been jailed for two-and-a-half years for burglary

Police have arrested a man from St Helens and recalled him to prison after his licence was revoked.


At around 4am on Monday (September 2) officers attended an address in Mount Pleasant Avenue, St Helens.

Officers arrested James Towey, 33, who had originally been jailed for two-and-a-half years for burglary.

He was detained and subsequently transferred back to prison.

Inspector Neil Birkett said: "The recall to prison of Towey shows once again that we will stop at nothing to track down wanted offenders who do not comply with the terms of their release from prison, using all the powers available to us."

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