ONE of two men who absconded from prison has been arrested by Gwent Police.

Stephen Rees, 31, was being hunted by Avon and Somerset Police after absconding from HMP Leyhill on 30 January.

Liam Ahearne, 24, is still missing.

The two men are thought to have connections with Blackwood, Markham and Bargoed and the Rhymney Valley.