Police hunt man who escaped from prison van

HUNT: Luke Price

HUNT: Luke Price

First published in News

GWENT Police are appealing for help in finding a prisoner who has been missing from prison near Usk since last night.

Luke Price, 27, who has been missing since approximately 6.30pm last night, Tuesday 22nd July.

Luke was travelling was being taken back to HMP Prescoed in a van.

When the van stopped Cardiff city centre he got out with another prisoner, 24-year-old James Horwood, and made off.

Luke is white, five feet 11 inches tall and of medium build. He has fair hair and blue eyes.

James Horwood has since handed himself in.

Luke Price was convicted of burglary at Cardiff Crown Court in May 2013.

Members of the public are advised not to approach him and to call police on 101, or in an emergency 999, quoting log number 447 22/07/14.

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3:54pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Evil Flanker says...

How the hell does a prisoner just 'get out' - Was the van not locked and secured?

Smacks of incompetance..
How the hell does a prisoner just 'get out' - Was the van not locked and secured? Smacks of incompetance.. Evil Flanker
  • Score: 23

4:44pm Wed 23 Jul 14

displayed says...

Dont they use andcuffs any more, an as for using private contractors, well................
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Dont they use andcuffs any more, an as for using private contractors, well................ ... displayed
  • Score: -2

6:21pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Gar720 says...

This is the type of prisoner that is employed in the clink restaurant next to cardiff prison
This is the type of prisoner that is employed in the clink restaurant next to cardiff prison Gar720
  • Score: -2

6:36pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Llanmartinangel says...

displayed wrote:
Dont they use andcuffs any more, an as for using private contractors, well................

...
Private contractors? So who do you blame when the crims walk out of open prisons then? How many private contractors killed over a thousand at Mid Staffs Hospital? (Clue:none). People make mistakes. In both sectors. Welcome to the human race.
[quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: Dont they use andcuffs any more, an as for using private contractors, well................ ...[/p][/quote]Private contractors? So who do you blame when the crims walk out of open prisons then? How many private contractors killed over a thousand at Mid Staffs Hospital? (Clue:none). People make mistakes. In both sectors. Welcome to the human race. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: -1

6:37pm Wed 23 Jul 14

lougail says...

Not clear whether he got out near Usk or Cardiff City Centre - Argus check your print before releasing news.
Not clear whether he got out near Usk or Cardiff City Centre - Argus check your print before releasing news. lougail
  • Score: 1

6:45pm Wed 23 Jul 14

VoiceOfDaPort says...

He's was in Open Prison, so no cuffs and the van is a transit people carrier not a prison transport van. He'll get caught or handed in and will get a couple more years inside just for doing a bunk.
He's was in Open Prison, so no cuffs and the van is a transit people carrier not a prison transport van. He'll get caught or handed in and will get a couple more years inside just for doing a bunk. VoiceOfDaPort
  • Score: 4

9:04pm Wed 23 Jul 14

jimmysmith says...

Gar720 wrote:
This is the type of prisoner that is employed in the clink restaurant next to cardiff prison
theres a few employed at the furniture recycling depot on union road abergavenny .walk past them and listen to the language and smell the herbal cigarettes .prison is a joke these days
[quote][p][bold]Gar720[/bold] wrote: This is the type of prisoner that is employed in the clink restaurant next to cardiff prison[/p][/quote]theres a few employed at the furniture recycling depot on union road abergavenny .walk past them and listen to the language and smell the herbal cigarettes .prison is a joke these days jimmysmith
  • Score: 5

11:14pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Mongino says...

jimmysmith wrote:
Gar720 wrote: This is the type of prisoner that is employed in the clink restaurant next to cardiff prison
theres a few employed at the furniture recycling depot on union road abergavenny .walk past them and listen to the language and smell the herbal cigarettes .prison is a joke these days
How do you know "prison is a joke these days" Have you been in prison yourself in the past? No doubt if they weren't working at the depot you would be saying prison is like a holiday camp, surprised that cliche hasnt already been trotted out by someone.
[quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gar720[/bold] wrote: This is the type of prisoner that is employed in the clink restaurant next to cardiff prison[/p][/quote]theres a few employed at the furniture recycling depot on union road abergavenny .walk past them and listen to the language and smell the herbal cigarettes .prison is a joke these days[/p][/quote]How do you know "prison is a joke these days" Have you been in prison yourself in the past? No doubt if they weren't working at the depot you would be saying prison is like a holiday camp, surprised that cliche hasnt already been trotted out by someone. Mongino
  • Score: 3

12:14pm Thu 24 Jul 14

myopinion1988 says...

Mongino wrote:
jimmysmith wrote:
Gar720 wrote: This is the type of prisoner that is employed in the clink restaurant next to cardiff prison
theres a few employed at the furniture recycling depot on union road abergavenny .walk past them and listen to the language and smell the herbal cigarettes .prison is a joke these days
How do you know "prison is a joke these days" Have you been in prison yourself in the past? No doubt if they weren't working at the depot you would be saying prison is like a holiday camp, surprised that cliche hasnt already been trotted out by someone.
PRISON IS A JOKE! I have friends who's partner is in prison they text each other all day as he has a mobile phone! Along with an xbox to play on!!!
[quote][p][bold]Mongino[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gar720[/bold] wrote: This is the type of prisoner that is employed in the clink restaurant next to cardiff prison[/p][/quote]theres a few employed at the furniture recycling depot on union road abergavenny .walk past them and listen to the language and smell the herbal cigarettes .prison is a joke these days[/p][/quote]How do you know "prison is a joke these days" Have you been in prison yourself in the past? No doubt if they weren't working at the depot you would be saying prison is like a holiday camp, surprised that cliche hasnt already been trotted out by someone.[/p][/quote]PRISON IS A JOKE! I have friends who's partner is in prison they text each other all day as he has a mobile phone! Along with an xbox to play on!!! myopinion1988
  • Score: 4

3:09pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Cymru Am Beth says...

VoiceOfDaPort wrote:
He's was in Open Prison, so no cuffs and the van is a transit people carrier not a prison transport van. He'll get caught or handed in and will get a couple more years inside just for doing a bunk.
Yeah and probably put in an open prison again.
Prison is defined as 'a facility in which individuals are FORCIBLY confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state as a form of punishment.
Obviously a so-called open prison does not come within this definition.
As Blair once uttered, "tough on crime and the causes of crime".
[quote][p][bold]VoiceOfDaPort[/bold] wrote: He's was in Open Prison, so no cuffs and the van is a transit people carrier not a prison transport van. He'll get caught or handed in and will get a couple more years inside just for doing a bunk.[/p][/quote]Yeah and probably put in an open prison again. Prison is defined as 'a facility in which individuals are FORCIBLY confined and denied a variety of freedoms under the authority of the state as a form of punishment. Obviously a so-called open prison does not come within this definition. As Blair once uttered, "tough on crime and the causes of crime". Cymru Am Beth
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4:39pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Llanmartinangel says...

Mongino wrote:
jimmysmith wrote:
Gar720 wrote: This is the type of prisoner that is employed in the clink restaurant next to cardiff prison
theres a few employed at the furniture recycling depot on union road abergavenny .walk past them and listen to the language and smell the herbal cigarettes .prison is a joke these days
How do you know "prison is a joke these days" Have you been in prison yourself in the past? No doubt if they weren't working at the depot you would be saying prison is like a holiday camp, surprised that cliche hasnt already been trotted out by someone.
Perhaps if it was a little worse some might take the other option they all had: of not doing the crime in the first place.
[quote][p][bold]Mongino[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gar720[/bold] wrote: This is the type of prisoner that is employed in the clink restaurant next to cardiff prison[/p][/quote]theres a few employed at the furniture recycling depot on union road abergavenny .walk past them and listen to the language and smell the herbal cigarettes .prison is a joke these days[/p][/quote]How do you know "prison is a joke these days" Have you been in prison yourself in the past? No doubt if they weren't working at the depot you would be saying prison is like a holiday camp, surprised that cliche hasnt already been trotted out by someone.[/p][/quote]Perhaps if it was a little worse some might take the other option they all had: of not doing the crime in the first place. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 1

11:42am Fri 25 Jul 14

jimmysmith says...

Mongino wrote:
jimmysmith wrote:
Gar720 wrote: This is the type of prisoner that is employed in the clink restaurant next to cardiff prison
theres a few employed at the furniture recycling depot on union road abergavenny .walk past them and listen to the language and smell the herbal cigarettes .prison is a joke these days
How do you know "prison is a joke these days" Have you been in prison yourself in the past? No doubt if they weren't working at the depot you would be saying prison is like a holiday camp, surprised that cliche hasnt already been trotted out by someone.
no ive not been in prison as an inmate .but chum i have been inside a prison on numerous occasions in another capacity.and if they were not working at the furniture recycling depot and sneaking down to the bridge llanfoist and sat outside adjacent to the union road childrens play area using obscene language and smoking ( smelly rollups ). then i wouldnt be commenting on them there .il give you a little tip chum .what little brain you have try and engage it with a little thought next time before you post
[quote][p][bold]Mongino[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gar720[/bold] wrote: This is the type of prisoner that is employed in the clink restaurant next to cardiff prison[/p][/quote]theres a few employed at the furniture recycling depot on union road abergavenny .walk past them and listen to the language and smell the herbal cigarettes .prison is a joke these days[/p][/quote]How do you know "prison is a joke these days" Have you been in prison yourself in the past? No doubt if they weren't working at the depot you would be saying prison is like a holiday camp, surprised that cliche hasnt already been trotted out by someone.[/p][/quote]no ive not been in prison as an inmate .but chum i have been inside a prison on numerous occasions in another capacity.and if they were not working at the furniture recycling depot and sneaking down to the bridge llanfoist and sat outside adjacent to the union road childrens play area using obscene language and smoking ( smelly rollups ). then i wouldnt be commenting on them there .il give you a little tip chum .what little brain you have try and engage it with a little thought next time before you post jimmysmith
  • Score: -1

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