Police have made another arrest following the capture of the escaped prisoner dubbed the ‘Scarborough Slasher’.
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of helping Damien Burns, who was found in a cupboard in Wykeham Street after he walked out of his minimum security Doncaster prison.
Now police have announced that a further arrest has been made.
A 22-year-old woman was arrested that night at the same address in Wykeham Street on suspicion of assisting Burns.
North Yorkshire Police have only just released details of the arrest, with a force spokesperson attributing the delay to issues to a “late entry” on the police logs.
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “Officers from Scarborough assisted South Yorkshire Police to locate Damien Burns, who had absconded from a prison in their area.
“Following his arrest at 5.40pm on Wednesday 21 May 2014, in Scarborough, at an address on Wykeham Street, a 22-year-old Scarborough woman was arrested at the same address on suspicion of assisting an escaped prisoner.
“She has now been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries.”
Burns, who was on the run for two days, has since been returned to jail.