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Surrey man with 'history of violence' escapes hospital unit

Surrey Police is appealing for information after a man absconded from a secure hospital unit.

Luke Elsmore, who is 23, disappeared from Farmfield Hospital in Horley at around 10am on Friday 27th December and has not been seen since.

Absconder Luke Elsmore disappeared on Friday Credit: Surrey Police

He is described as white, around 6ft 2ins tall, of stocky build with short black hair. He was wearing a navy blue jumper, jogging bottoms and black trainers when he was last seen.

He has connections with the Worthing area and has been detained under the Mental Health Act order and requires various medication.

He has a history of violence and although he is not a threat to the public, anyone who sees him should not approach him but phone police immediately.

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Kent absconder back behind bars

A prison absconder is back in a Kent prison after he failed to return in July 2012.

Martin Jones was jailed for four years for escaping lawful custody and burglary.

The prisoner is back in jail after he failed to return to open prison Credit: Kent Police

The 37-year-old did not return to HMP Standford Hill on the Isle of Sheppey where he still had 15 months left of her seven year sentence.

After an in-depth search he was found in Maidstone town centre on 12th September 2013.

Investigating officer, DC Ian Mather of Kent Police, said: "Jones managed to evade capture for more than a year but he is now back inside.

"If he had just served out his sentence at HMP Standford Hill, rather than absconding and going on to commit this burglary, he may have found himself out of prison and able to start a new life. Instead, he has ended up back behind bars and facing several more years there."

Police search for Ford prison absconder

Derek Passmore absconded from Ford Prison in June Credit: Sussex Police

Police are hunting for a man who absconded from Ford Prison on Saturday, June 22 and has not been seen since.

Derek Passmore is 48-years-old and is described as six foot one, of stocky build, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

He also had a goatee beard when last seen.

He was serving a life imprisonment for the murder of a man in a flat in Hampton, Middlesex in October 1996.

Detective Chief Inspector David Wardley-Wilkins of Sussex Police said: "Passmore is not currently assessed as a direct physical threat to the public, hence his being in an open prison."

"In view of the seriousness of his offence, and the fact that so far there has been no sighting of him, we seek public assistance in reporting any information that may help us to find him."