Man Escapes from Kent Prison

21 May 2010, 05:58 | Updated: 21 May 2010, 06:07

Police in Surrey want to know if you have seen this man who has escaped from a prison on the Isle of Sheppey.

Paul Edwards, 28, from Addlestone left Stanford Hill prison at some point between midday and 6pm on Thursday 6th May.

He was last seen wearing green trousers and black trainers.

He was convicted for a number of theft and burglary offences in Runnymede and police believe there is a strong chance he may have returned to the Surrey area as he still has numerous connections in the county, particularly in Addlestone.

Detective Sergeant Jon Hillard, from the North Surrey PPO Unit, said: “Surrey Police is requesting help from members of the public to track down Paul Edwards as quickly as possible.

“Although it is not clear whether he has returned to the county Edwards numerous connections in Runnymede and police have not ruled out the possibility that he may be in the area.

“We are working closely with our colleagues in Kent Police to locate Edwards and Surrey Police will continue to take action to bring offenders to justice.

“However, I would urge the public not to approach this man directly and instead to contact Surrey Police immediately.”

DC Simon Mather of Kent Police’s Prison Intelligence Unit comments: “Kent Police is committed to working with our partners in Surrey to bring Edwards to justice.  Together our teams are working through all possible lines of enquiry to locate this offender. Through our cross-county work we hope to return him to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence at the earliest opportunity.”

Anyone who has seen Paul Edwards or has any information on his current location should contact Surrey Police on 0845 125 2222.

Alternatively call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.