A violent offender walked out of Ford Open Prison attacked a man on his doorstep before heading back to jail telling officers 'I have been in the library'.
Alexander Denny, 26, was already serving an indeterminate prison sentence for GBH in HMP Ford at the time of the incident on June 18 2014. He absconded for an hour during which time he approached the victim's home in Ford Lane, Ford, at around 11.30am that morning.
Denny knocked on the front door before forcing his way in, attacking the 50-year-old owner with a metal object. A small amount of cash and a watch were taken.So…how did they foil his oh-so-cunning plan?
Forensics were able to identify him by DNA left on a dust mask at the scene, which he had taken from the engineering department that he worked in.
As well as 12 years in jail, Denny was also given a further five years on license.If it’s once more in an open prison, they might as well not bother…