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Fugitive tracked down in Ayrshire; Update 29.01.2012.

A prisoner suspected of knifing himself before a gunpoint escape was snared in Scotland.

Andrew Farndon, 26, was taken to West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds with a stab wound on Wednesday evening.

Two prison guards accompanied him on the taxi journey.

On arrival at the A&E department, a gunman with a Scottish accent forced the guards to free Farndon.

After a nationwide manhunt, the fugitive was captured 350 miles north in New Cumnock, Ayrshire, on Friday.

Four other people - three men aged 16, 33 and 43, and a woman, 44 - were arrested for attempting to pervert the course of justice.

They are due to appear at Ayr Sheriff Court tomorrow.

Farndon was serving an indeterminate sentence in HMP Highpoint in Suffolk for causing grievous bodily harm.

His family live in Coventry.
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Date:Jan 29, 2012
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