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Wrongly-released suspect recaptured

A teenager who was mistakenly released from prison after he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder has been detained by police.

The Metropolitan Police had offered a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Jordan Francois, 18.

A force spokesman said Francois was arrested at 5.35am today in Edmonton, north London, and is in custody.

Scotland Yard said Francois was "unlawfully at large" from Wandsworth Prison, where he was on remand for attempted murder.

The Prison Service said it would "formally investigate" the incident.

A Prison Service spokesman said: "Releases in error are a very rare but regrettable occurrence. The number of incidents have fallen significantly in recent years with figures down by a quarter compared to 2009/10 but every incident is taken extremely seriously and we are not complacent."

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