A MAN who fled court just before he was handed a prison sentence was found by police and is being taken straight to jail.

Keith Jones, 44, from Greenway Lane, Chippenham, appeared in court on February 25 after being arrested for breaching a housing injunction that had been in place against him since April 2013.

But he left before the bench sentenced him to 14 weeks in jail. On Monday Wiltshire Police issued an appeal for help in finding him, stating that he was often seen with two Staffordshire bull terriers, one of which has only three legs.

Following an alert from a member of the public they found him hours later at an address in Calne.