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Prison Farm inmate Antoine Anderson back in custody after nine hours on the run

Back behind bars: Antoine Anderson (Photograph supplied)

A high-profile male inmate who slipped free of the prison farm in St George’s yesterday afternoon is back in custody after a police search in the East End.

Antoine Anderson, a convicted murderer, escaped from the Co-Educational Facility near Ferry Reach just before 3pm.

However after a prolonged search, a police spokesman confirmed just after midnight that he had been found.

The spokesman said: “We would like to thank the public for their assistance with the recapture of Mr Anderson.”

Anderson was jailed in 2009 for his part in the 2007 shooting murder of Aquil Richardson.

He was jailed an extra seven years in 2012 for inflicting grievous bodily harm on another inmate during a 2011 prison brawl.

Anderson was convicted previously for grievous bodily harm to Dwayne Trott in 2001.

A Corrections spokesman said that an investigation would look into how the inmate was able to escape the facility, with “appropriate action” to be subsequently taken.

The Royal Gazette has also asked questions on why Anderson was not being held in the high security Westgate Correctional Facility. A Government spokesman had not responded by press time last night.