Prisoner back in custody

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A PRISONER who escaped while on day-release is back behind bars.

Brian Lynch, 44, was arrested just before 5am this morning at an address in the Gorton area of Manchester.

Lynch - who was serving a life sentence at HMP Kirkham - went missing while on a day trip to Preston on Thursday, sparking a major manhunt.

He will now be charged with absconding and returned to prison.

A 40-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of harbouring an escaped prisoner and is currently in custody in Manchester.

Lynch was jailed for life for murder in 1988.