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Suffolk Police warn not to approach robber who has absconded from Hollesley Bay prison





Police are appealing for help to locate a man who has absconded from Hollesley Bay prison - but warn not to approach him.

Jay Sharpley, 40, was reported as missing to police yesterday after absconding from prison at 6pm.

He is serving 8 years and 8 months for robbery, possession of imitation firearm with intent and in connection with the supply of class A drugs.

Jason Sharpley. Picture Suffolk Police
Jason Sharpley. Picture Suffolk Police

He is known to have links to Southend-on-Sea, Essex, Shrewsbury and Bournemouth.

He is described as white male, 6ft, medium build with brown hair and eyes.

He has a neck tattoo stating: The strong lead and the weak follow.

He was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, grey basketball cap and blue jeans.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said: “If you have seen him or know the location of his whereabouts please do not approach him.”

Instead, people are advised to contact police on 999 quoting CAD reference SC-13042024-351