A PRISONER who absconded after being on day release in Barnsley has been found.

Wayne Hood, 36, was working at Wilkinson Street on Friday and absconded at about 1pm after seeing prison staff who were visiting him.

He reported to Doncaster Police Station last night (November 14.)

A police spokesman said: "Following a police appeal, absconded prisoner Wayne Hood has been returned to police custody.

"Police would like to thank the community for their assistance in this matter."

Hood is serving an indeterminate sentence at HMP Hatfield open prison in Doncaster and is regularly allowed to leave the prison to complete work placements.