24 Thursday 24th April 2014
A prisoner at HMP Leyhill in Tortworth, South Gloucestershire broke out of jail to escape loud rap music being played 'day and night' on his wing, a court just heard. Robert Stevens, 58, a convicted robber, was sick of rap being played constantly by his fellow inmates. He escaped from his category D prison on Sunday, March 9 by climbing over a wall. Stevens – who had been serving a six and a half year sentence for robbery – spent 20 days free in the South West before being nabbed at a bookmakers in Bridport, Dorset.
Prosecuting, Carolyn Branford-Wood told the court that police were alerted by a member of the public and, when approached by an officer, Mr Stevens said: “Thank God you’ve found me, I was hoping this would happen.”
At this stage, it's not clear what genre of music Mr Stevens prefers.
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