Robber flees court

Essex Police have launched a manhunt after a 19-year-old fled a court dock as a judge was about to send him to jail.

Robber escapes from court

Ricky Kerry on the run
Rick Kerry flees from court Credit: Essex Police

Police are looking for a 19-year-old man who has absconded from Southend Crown Court. Ricky Kerry ran from the dock of the court in Victoria Avenue just as he was being sentenced to 28 months for robbery.

Robber flees as judge is about to jail him

Police have launched a manhunt after a 19-year-old fled a court dock as a judge was about to send him to jail. Unemployed Ricky Kerry ran from the dock at Southend Crown Court after being sentenced to 28 months in prison for robbery.

Essex Police say he made off on foot at just after 12.45pm in the direction of Baxter Avenue. It is understood that Kerry, of Jones Close, Southend, escaped through heavy double doors at the entrance to the court and down two flights of stairs.

The force said Kerry was being sentenced for a robbery in Sutton Road, Southend, in April in which he punched a man and took his mobile phone. Anyone with information should contact Essex Police on 101

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