Police release picture of escapee prisoner

Leon Brown who escaped from Leeds Combined Court today Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Police have released a photo of a man who has escaped from Leeds Combined Court today.

Leon Brown, 26 from the Chapeltown area of Leeds, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for breach of a community order relating to a blackmail offence. He escaped shortly after the sentencing this morning.

He is described as a black man, aged 26 years old, 6ft tall and of a stocky build. He was wearing blue jeans, a khaki jacket and a blue t-shirt when he left the building. He lives in Chapeltown and also has links to the Gipton area.

Anyone who sees Leon Brown is asked not to approach him and to dial 999 immediately.