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Suffolk Police launch manhunt for John Sebborn, who is wanted back at Hollesley Bay prison




Police have launched a manhunt for a prolific burglar who was part of a gang which stole more than £660,000 worth of high-value cars.

John Sebborn, aged 37, was released on temporary licence from Hollesley Bay to Bedfordshire for a period of home leave from Tuesday to Friday, but he has failed to meet the conditions of his leave.

Sebborn is serving a sentence of nine years and nine months for burglary offences, and was jailed in August 2019 for his part in 32 burglaries.

John Sebborn is wanted back at a Suffolk Prison, with police launching a manhunt for the prolific burglar. Picture: Suffolk Police
John Sebborn is wanted back at a Suffolk Prison, with police launching a manhunt for the prolific burglar. Picture: Suffolk Police

The gang he was part of - who were collectively jailed for more than 23 years - targeted homes at night time and stole easy-to-carry items like handbags and wallets before stealing the occupants' car.

After he was sentenced at St Albans Crown Court two year's ago, investigating officer DC Paul Cullinan said Sebborn and his gang 'left a trail of misery behind them'.

"They thought they were untouchable and displayed disdain for the law, but more importantly disdain for the victims of their crime," he said.

He has been described as white, approximately 6ft 2 tall, of stocky build with blue eyes and brown hair.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said: "Enquiries are ongoing to locate him and anyone who knows of his whereabouts or has seen him should not approach him but contact Suffolk Police, quoting CAD 301 of yesterday, Wednesday 21 July."

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