A PRISON absconder is back in jail - after police chased him down following a shoplifting spree in Bromsgrove.

The man was spotted by foot patrol officers being chased by a shop assistant in the High Street at lunchtime last Saturday (October 5).

The PCSOs (Police Community Support Officers) gave chase but lost sight of the man on New Road.

However, after searching the area for 20 minutes, they eventually found him hiding in Bromsgrove railway station in possession of around £90 worth of stolen goods.