Wanted South Shields man back behind bars after handing himself in to police

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A South Shields man who was on the run after breaching the terms of his release from prison is back behind bars - after handing himself in to police.

Police launched an appeal to locate Anthony Hooker, who was wanted for recall from prison and had not been seen since last Wednesday.

But the 22-year-old handed himself in to police yesterday and has been returned to prison.

Police have thanked the media and the public for their assistance.