Suffolk Prisoner Goes Missing After Charity Work

16 May 2013, 15:45 | Updated: 16 May 2013, 15:49

A prisoner has gone missing from Hollesley Bay in Suffolk during a work placement for a charity.

John Jackson was dropped off for the placement in Felixstowe Road in Ipswich around 8.40am on Thursday, May 16 and he was asked to collect keys to open up the charity shop premises. He collected the keys but when another member of staff arrived at the premises a short time later he was nowhere to be found and a quantity of cash was found to be missing.

Police were alerted with initial enquiries to find him getting underway.

Jackson, 48, was serving an indeterminate sentence for aggravated burglary, home burglary and robbery. He has contacts in the Bedford and Tebworth area of Bedfordshire and it’s thought he may head back there.

He is described as white, 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build, with hazel eyes and grey hair, clean shaven and with an Essex accent. He has a tattoo on his right arm of the word ‘Mum’ with dates underneath.

Officers are appealing for help in locating him and are asking anyone who may have seen him since 8.40am this morning to contact police.

If anyone sees Jackson they should phone the police with the details. They should not approach him or take any further action.

Anyone who may have seen him, or who may have information about where he is now, should call Suffolk Police on 101 or contact their nearest police station.