A MAN has been charged with escape from custody at Thorn Cross prison.

Cheshire Police say Olive Dale, from Liverpool, was arrested last week and remanded to appear at Chester Magistrates' Court where he was further remanded to appear at Chester Crown Court on March 17.

The 22-year-old was last seen at HMP Thorn Cross in Appleton just after 1.10pm on Monday, February 6.

A manhunt was launched to find him.