On-the-run prisoner hands himself in to police in Bradford

BEHIND BARS: Ian Stirzaker who has been returned to prison

BEHIND BARS: Ian Stirzaker who has been returned to prison

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

A VIOLENT Bradford prisoner who was on the run from an open jail for more than three weeks handed himself in to police last night.

Ian Stirzaker, who is serving a seven-and-half years sentence for beating a vulnerable man unconscious, failed to return to HMP Hatfield in Doncaster on Sunday, August 10, after being allowed out on day release.

The 35-year-old was jailed in July 2011 at Bradford Crown Court for inflicting grievous bodily harm on Darren Swan.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman confirmed Stirzaker handed himself into an unspecified Bradford police station at about 5.30pm and has now been taken to a closed prison in Leeds.

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