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A TENACIOUS policeman who gave up his holiday to hunt a convicted murderer who had escaped from prison was rewarded for his dedication.

PC Stephen Reed, from Chichester, was given the Outstanding Personal Responsibility Award by Sussex Police.

Last year his determination led to the recapture of Paul Flint, who had escaped from Ford Prison in West Sussex.

Chief Inspector Jon Hull said: ‘He loves keeping the public safe by catching criminals. Indeed, his work has led to the capture of around 30 wanted people already this year.

‘This award shows his commitment.’

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