Scottish female fugitive prisoner recaptured

A WOMAN who absconded from prison has been found by police.

Amy Stewart was found in the Rutherglen area. Picture: PA
Amy Stewart was found in the Rutherglen area. Picture: PA

A hunt was launched for 31-year-old Amy Stewart when she failed to return to Cornton Vale jail near Stirling on Sunday.

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She was arrested in the Rutherglen area of Glasgow at around 4.30pm today, Police Scotland confirmed.

Stewart was in the process being returned to the prison this evening, officers said.