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Absconded killer recaptured by police

The 38-year-old absconded on Wednesday.

A convicted killer who absconded from prison has been caught by police.

Andrew Craigie was handed a life sentence after admitting manslaughter by diminished responsibility in 2007 at Stafford Crown Court.

The 38-year-old absconded from HMP Sudbury in Derbyshire on Wednesday morning but was arrested on Tixall Road, Stafford, at 11pm, Staffordshire Police said.

Craigie killed 61-year-old grandfather Geoffrey Watkins in a frenzied knife attack on June 28 2006.

He has been returned to the Category D prison, officers added.

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