POLICE have arrested a man who has absconded from HMP Leyhill near Tortworth almost one month ago. 

Shannon Gray, pictured, had last been seen at the open prison on August 8 before he was arrested in Bridgwater, Somerset, on Friday (September 4). 

Gray, 38, appeared before magistrates in Taunton the following day, charged with escaping lawful custody.

He was remanded in custody pending a hearing at Taunton Crown Court on October 9.