Missing killer arrested

David Anthony Mitchell

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A KILLER who absconded from HMP Kirkham has been arrested and returned to prison.

David Mitchell, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of his estranged partner, went missing after leaving the prison to attend a work placement in Kirkham at 6.30am on Tuesday.

Police appealed to the public to help trace the 44-year-old, who is originally from Huddersfield and had been on the Fylde coast since March.

Mitchell, who killed his ex-partner in 1991, was arrested at 3.15pm on Friday in Huddersfield and returned to custody.