Police have released new photos of the convicted sex offender Paul Robson who is on the run.
Robson escaped from a Boston prison on Sunday, February 13, when he was reported as missing from HMP North Sea Camp at around 7am.
The 56-year-old has a long history of attacks on women and children and was sentenced to life in prison in 2000, reports Lincolnshire Live.
A hearing in February last year concluded that Robson could be moved to the category D open prison in Boston, but this didn’t happen until January 21 this year.
Open prisons contain prisoners that are trusted to complete their sentences with minimal supervision and who are often not locked up in their prison cells.
People living near the prison have been expressing their disbelief that permission for Robson to be moved there was granted.
Now, Lincolnshire Police has issued new pictures of Robson as they reiterate their request for help in finding him.
The force says that it is believed he has a dark donkey jacket with a large collar and blue on the shoulders in his possession.
It also says that his facial hair might not look similar to the image of him previously circulated, as it may now be lighter in colour and not tied.
East Area Commander with Lincolnshire Police, Chief Superintendent Kate Anderson, said: “It has now been three days since Paul Robson was last seen and we continue to appeal to members of the public for their help to find him.
“We are keeping an open mind as to his current whereabouts and we’re pursuing extensive lines of enquiry based on the information that the public have shared with us so far.
“We’re grateful to those who have already contacted us, and we would urge people to continue doing so
“Any information, no matter how small, is useful in allowing us to build a bigger picture and it leads us closer to taking a dangerous man off our streets.
“We understand there may be concerns around personal safety, but we have allocated a number of resources to this investigation to aid in his swift arrest.
“Rest assured we are taking this seriously and advise that if you do see him, please contact us immediately and try not to approach him or apprehend him yourself.”
Those who can report sightings of Robson or any other information on his whereabouts are being asked to call 999.
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