Armed Bedford Criminal Escapes Prison

31 May 2013, 15:11 | Updated: 31 May 2013, 15:14

Bedfordshire Police are looking for a man who was jailed for an attempted armed robbery in Bedford in 2006.

Daniel Puncheon, aged 33, originally from Mansfield, Notts had been given an indeterminate sentence, with a minimum tariff of two years, for firearms offences in 2006, relating to an attempted robbery in Bedford armed with an imitation firearm.

Puncheon absconded from HMP Springhillat Grendon Underwood (Aylesbury) on May 19 and may have contacts in the Bedford and Buntingford, Hertfordshire areas, although police also believe he has been seen recently in the Leighton Buzzard area.

Daniel Puncheon

Puncheon (pictured) is described as a white man, 6’ tall with a stocky build and short dark brown hair.

If you have seen a man matching this description, please contact the police immediately on 999, or if you have information about his whereabouts you can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.