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Police hunt for violent robber missing from prison

Peter Mahoney failed to return to Ford Prison Credit: Sussex Police

Police are appealing for help to find a robber who is missing from Ford Prison.

Peter Mahoney left the prison on Friday and travelled to Brighton on day release but did not return. He has not been seen or heard from since.

Mahoney was given an indeterminate sentence in 2010 and told he would serve at least four years after he admitted charges of racially aggravated wounding, possession of a firearm, robbery and possession of an imitation firearm.

He committed the offences on 5 and 6 November 2008.

On 5 November 2008 he racially abused a customer in a shop in Norwood, Greater London, went to his home and then returned with an air pistol and shot the victim.

The next day he threatened a group of friends with an airgun in Stone, near Dartford, after claiming to be a police officer. He stole their car and drove off.

Mahoney, 37, is white, 6' 2" and of average build. He has links to London and Kent.

PC Steve Reed said: "Mahoney has a history of violence and is therefore a concern. We need to recapture him as quickly as possible.

"We need people to contact us if they see him or know where he is. If you see him, do not approach him but call 999 immediately instead."

Concern for missing man from Winchester

Leslie Hughes hasn't been seen since Monday 7th July Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a man who has been missing from Winchester since last Monday.

Leslie Hughes (51), from Hyde Gate, was last seen leaving his home at about 7am on Monday.

It is out of character for Leslie, who suffers with depression, to go missing.

Leslie, who is also known as Lee , is described as:

Six feet tall

Grey hair

Thin build

Thin face with front teeth missing

He has a Liverpool accent

He was most likely to be wearing a green ‘mac’

Anyone with any information or who may have seen Leslie since Monday (July 7) is asked to contact Winchester police on 101.


Have you seen 82-year-old Raymond Baldock?

82-year-old Raymond Baldock has been missing since Sunday Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police are trying to find a vulnerable missing person from Sandwich.

Officers are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of 82-year-old Raymond Baldock, who has been missing from his Gore Lane home since 7pm on Sunday 6 July.

Mr Baldock is described as about 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build with grey hair and glasses. He is believed to have been wearing a grey shirt and a grey hooded cardigan.

Anyone who has seen Mr Baldock or who has information about his whereabouts is asked to call Kent Police on 101, quoting CAD 07-0344.

Missing 14-year-olds were expected home

Chloe Newman and Sarah Eldridge, both 14, were last seen on Friday 4th July Credit: Sussex Police

Police are searching for two missing 14-year-old girls who haven't been seen since Friday 4th July.

Chloe Newman and Sarah Eldridge were last seen at Worthing train station at 7pm and were expected back at 10pm.

Sarah is described as white, 5' 5", of medium build, with long brown hair. She was wearing a black-and-white patterned mini dress, black leather jacket, navy blue Nike trainers and was carrying a large black leopard print handbag.

Chloe is described as white, 5' 5", of slim build, with shoulder-length bushy brown/blonde hair. She was wearing a black-and-purple crop top with an Aztec pattern, a red hooded top and may have had black leggings with her.

Anyone with information about the girls is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 or quoting serial 1772 of 05/07.

Missing Northampton man was travelling to Kent

Jonathan Stickland was reported missing on Wednesday Credit: Kent Police

Kent Police are appealing for information about where 28-year-old Jonathan Stickland could be.

He was last known to have travelled down from his home in Northampton to an address in the Snodland area.

Hi family reported him missing after growing concerned for his welfare.

He has been described as white, slim build with short mousey coloured hair and stubble.

He may be travelling in a rented car, thought to be a yellow Fiat 500.

Anyone who may have seen Jonathan is asked to call Kent Police on 101 quoting 02-1441.

Concerns for missing Hythe woman

Kelly Garrett was last seen dropping her son off at school yesterday morning Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Police say they are growing increasingly concerned this morning for the safety of 38-year-old Kelly Garrett from Hythe. She didn’t pick up her son from Hythe Primary School yesterday afternoon and was last seen dropping him off in the morning.

Kelly’s family are worried because her disappearance is out of character, although she has been upset recently. She didn't tell anyone she wouldn't be picking up her son. Kelly has also left her keys and phone at home.

Kelly was last seen wearing light coloured, possibly white leggings or skinny jeans, a bright coloured top and was carrying a beige shoulder bag. Her hair has recently changed and is described as a bob style, which is a vibrant red colour.


Body found in search for missing teenager

Amy Latham Credit: Dorset Police

A body has been found by police searching for a missing teenager from Wimborne in Dorset. Amy Latham, 18, was last seen at her home in Walford Gardens on Monday afternoon. Police say a body has been found in woods near her home, which is believed to be Amy.

Her next of kin and the coroner have been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Police are "gravely concerned" for missing 18-year-old

Amy Latham, who is 18-years-old, hasn't been seen since yesterday morning Credit: Dorset Police

Police are gravely concerned for the welfare of missing teenage girl Amy Latham.

The 18-year-old was last seen at 7:30am yesterday morning at her home along Watford Gardens in Wimborne.

Chief Inspector Debbie Marsden of Dorset Police said, "I understand that Amy has been very upset recently and her family is concerned that she may come to some harm.

“She took her mobile and last made contact with a friend at 2.30pm but since then we have been unable to contact her. She did not take any money or clothes and she does not have access to a car.

"It is important that Amy, or anyone who knows of Amy's whereabouts, comes forward as soon as possible."

Amy has been described as six feet tall and of slim build. She has dark shoulder length hair which she normally wears down. It is believed that she may be wearing black skinny jeans and a dark coloured hoody.

Anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 30:363.

Possible new sighting of missing IOW woman

Police searching for a missing Isle of Wight woman are issuing a new appeal after they received a sighting of the 53-year-old woman earlier today.

There was a report of a woman similar to Victoria Bailey walking along New Barn Road towards York Avenue in East Cowes on the island at around 9.15am.

The woman was described as wearing a purple blouse and black three-quarter length trousers. A police search of the area was carried out earlier today but there were no further sightings.

This appeal is for Victoria, the person seen, or anyone with information about their identity, to contact police so the accuracy of this sighting can be assessed further as soon as possible.

Concern for missing Banbury man

Thames Valley Police is renewing its appeal for the public’s assistance to locate a 43-year-old man reported missing since Saturday 17 May from Portway, Banbury.

It is thought he may have travelled to the Cambridgeshire area.

Andrew Mark Lever, called Andy, was last seen by family on the evening of Saturday 17 May and thought to have driven to the Cambridgeshire area in his blue Ford Ka licence plate BW03.

Andy Lever was last seen on 17th May Credit: Thames Valley Police

He may have been headed towards the Chatteris, or Peterborough area of Cambridgeshire.

He is white, around 5ft 10ins tall, with short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt and black three-quarter length jeans.

Andy is thought to have travelled to Cambridgeshire in a car similar to this one Credit: Thames Valley Police

Det Insp Claire Thorngate of Cherwell and West Oxfordshire Local CID said: “Despite extensive enquiries we can find no evidence of the normal footprint of activity that people leave in their everyday life."

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