On the 20th March 2014 Meirion Phillips escaped from Prescoed Prison.Â After leaving the prison he committed a dwelling burglary in Llanbadoc, Monmouthshire, stealing electrical items, jewellery, clothing and around Â£1000 in cash.
On the 23rd of May 2014, Meirion Phillips appeared at Cardiff Crown Court where he was sentenced to 1 year and 8 months in prison.
DC Webb said, â€œI would like to thank the members of public who helped us with this investigation. The offenders of burglaries do so with a complete disregard for the impact it has on the occupiers of the household. We are pleased with this result.â€