'Violent' prisoner arrested

PUBLISHED: 14:30 31 December 2012

Austin Phillips.

Austin Phillips.

South Wales police

A 'VIOLENT and dangerous' prisoner has been arrested by police after he escaped from hospital earlier this month.

Austin Phillips, aged 25, disappeared from the Cygnet Hospital in Beach Road, Kewstoke early on December 2.

Phillips was on remand for burglary and violent offences at Swansea prison and was referred to the hospital for a mental health assessment

Police described him as ‘violent and dangerous’ and said he should not be approached by members of the public.

Phillips was arrested on Saturday in the Pontardawe area of South Wales.

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