A sex offender who absconded from a South Gloucestershire prison on Sunday has now been found.

Neon Collins, 39, left HMP Leyhill prison sometime before 8am on Sunday.

He was located and arrested later that day. 

Collins, previously known as Wayne Parkes, was serving a custodial sentence for sexual offences.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: "We’d like to thank everyone who helped us by sharing our appeal to find him."

A Prison Service spokesperson said:"We worked closely with the police to swiftly recapture Mr Collins yesterday.

“Absconds from open prison are extremely rare and those who do face extra time behind bars in a closed prison."

Leyhill is the only minimum-security prison in the South West.

As an open jail prisoners are trusted to serve their sentences with minimal supervision.