Fugitive prisoner may have travelled to London

Police hunting fugitive Ivan Leach believe he may have travelled by coach to London. He went missing from North Sea Camp open prison in Lincolnshire on 9th October. Officers now have information that he caught a bus at Nottingham on 20th October and got off in London.

We believe that Leach travelled to London by coach in October and got off in the capital. We are making enquiries to try to trace him and I have sent officers to London in a bid to try to trace him.We are continuing to liaise with a number of other forces across England and Scotland and have a huge number of resources dedicated to tracking him down but we also need the public's help.

I want to reassure people that we follow up every potential sighting of him so I'd urge people to call police if you think you see him or know of his current whereabouts.

I would also like to warn anyone who may be harbouring him that if they know where he is, and they fail to notify police, action will be taken against them.

'At the same time I would appeal directly to Leach, wherever he is, to hand himself in. Police forces across the UK are alert to the fact that has absconded and given the publicity of the past weeks, his face is now well known within communities across England and Scotland. He should do the right thing and give himself up.''

– Det Supt Withers

Officers have warned Leach should not, under any circumstances, be approached as he poses a significant risk.

  • Leach is described as white; around five feet 11 inches tall, of stocky build with cropped hair and hazel eyes.
  • His has a distinctive scar on his top lip under his nose and two distinctive tattoos, one with the name 'Annette' on the bicep of his left arm and a figure of a barbarian woman on the back of his right shoulder blade.
  • Since he absconded he may also have grown a beard and moustache and may change his appearance to evade capture.

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