A BRITISH fugitive who claimed he was hiding out in Marbella has been arrested in Nottingham, UK.
Haroon Ahmed was picked up by Nottinghamshire police after he ‘walked out’ the front door at Dovegate prison in Staffordshire last week.
Ahmed had claimed that he was hiding out on the Costa del Sol after contacting British newspaper the Sunday Mirror.
He said: “In my own mind I wanted to test out the security.
“I thought I’ll give it a go – and walked out of the door. That’s how easy it was. I just kept on walking.”
A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “The 26-year-old was arrested in the Nottingham area.
“He has been recalled to prison following breaching the terms of his licence.
“Staffordshire Police would like to thank the media for their assistance.”