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Man wanted after absconding from the crown court

James Dunham, last known address Albert Parade, Eastbourne, wanted by Sussex Police after absconding after pleading guilty to inciting a girl under the age of 16 in sexual activity SUS-140516-141951001

James Dunham, last known address Albert Parade, Eastbourne, wanted by Sussex Police after absconding after pleading guilty to inciting a girl under the age of 16 in sexual activity SUS-140516-141951001

Have you seen wanted Eastbourne man James Dunham?

The 34-year-old was being prosecuted for inciting a girl under the age of 16 to engage in sexual activity when he walked out of Lewes Crown Court and disappeared in January.

Dunham pleaded guilty to the charge on January 9 but after being released on bail to discuss the case with his solicitor in the court building, Dunham escaped and has not been seen since.

The offence happened in Heathfield in January 2012 and involved a teenage girl who knew Dunham.

Dunham, a landscape gardener whose last known address was in Albert Parade, Eastbourne, is described as white, 5ft 10ins, of medium build, with green eyes and short brown hair. He also has links to the Uckfield area.

A Sussex Police spokesman said, “There is nothing to suggest Dunham is a risk to the general public but we need to track him down so he can face justice.

“If you know where he is or have any information about where he could be, please contact us.”

Anyone who sees Dunham, or knows where he may be, should call 101 quoting serial 329 of 4/12, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

 
 
 

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