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Police appeal after 'dangerous' man skips parole

Lee Hogben Credit: Dorset Police

Police searching for a 29-year-old former prisoner described as "dangerous" are appealing for help.

Lee Ivan James Hogben, originally from Poole, has breached his licence conditions and been recalled to prison.

He’s described as white, broad, six foot tall with short cropped brown hair.

Officers are advising people not to approach him but call the police immediately on 999.

Det Insp Neil Phillips said: “Officers are continuing to search for Lee Hogben and we are following positive lines of enquiry.

“We need to trace him urgently and I would encourage any member of the public to contact the police immediately if they see him.

“He was released from prison on Friday with licence conditions, one of which was to reside in the Somerset area.

“However, Hogben failed to attend this address, and has subsequently been recalled to prison.

"He should not be approached under any circumstance if seen as he is considered dangerous.”

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