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Police hunt for convicted robber who fails to return to prison

Keith Cockerton has been missing since 8pm on Saturday night Credit: Kent Police

The public are being warned not to approach a convicted robber who has failed to return to prison.

28-year-old Keith William Cockerton has been missing since 8 pm on Saturday 11 August when he didn't arrive back at Blantyre House Prison near Goudhurst in Kent.

Cockerton is serving an indeterminate sentence for Robbery and was on Community Release.

He is described as white, 5ft 10in tall with shaved ginger hair. He was last seen wearing a baby pink coloured polo shirt and powder blue shorts.

The public are being warned not to approach him but to report any sightings of his whereabouts to Kent Police.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Benjamin Turner on 101.

Broadmoor to get £298 million revamp

Broadmoor, pictured in 1980 Credit: PA

A high security hospital in Berkshire that houses some of the country's most dangerous criminals has been branded ‘not fit for purpose’ and facilities are being upgraded for patients and staff. The Department of Health is to invest £298 million in the Victorian site at Broadmoor Hospital.

Facilities at the hospital, which treats patients with some of the most challenging cases of psychiatric and mental health problems in the country, will be improved "to make sure that patients have access to the right treatment in a secure and safe environment"

The investment of £298 million follows the Commission for Health Improvement report in 2003, which concluded that “the accommodation at Broadmoor Hospital is no longer fit for the delivery of modern mental health services”.

Police hunt missing prisoner in Sussex

Raymond Atkins, Sussex, blantyre
Raymond Atkins has gone missing in Sussex Credit: Kent Police

An inmate from a prison in Goudhurst has gone missing in Sussex.

Raymond Atkins, 39, was given home leave for family reasons but breached the conditions of his licence by not staying in the hostel allocated to him in Brighton.

He was last known to be in St Georges Road, Hastings at the end of June.

He is described as white European, of medium build, 5ft 8in tall with brown eyes and dark cropped hair. He has piercings in his left ear.

Members of the public are advised not to approach him.


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