A MAN who escaped prison and tried to run from police has been arrested again.

In the early hours of Saturday, June 27 at 2am, officers from Blackburn Team 1 response detained a 30-year-old male on Rawstorne Road, Blackburn, after he fled from a taxi.

Officers were involved in a foot chase, which resulted in the man being detained and arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, actual bodily harm assault and absconding from prison.

The man from Blackburn was further arrested in police custody after he was found with a number of wraps of class A drugs.