Police searching for a prisoner who walked out and failed to return to Ford Prison almost five months ago have received some new information relating to his whereabouts.
Lucas Lamb left the prison on Friday, September 5 last year and police have been appealing for information regarding his location ever since, but to little avail.
While they previously stated he had links to the Hailsham and Eastbourne areas, they are now broadening their enquiries to cover the whole of East Sussex and Swindon in Wiltshire, following receipt of this new information.
The 31-year-old was convicted of GBH with intent in Hailsham on October 2012 and is therefore unlawfully at large.
He is described as white, 5’ 8”, thin with short brown hair and blue eyes with a tattoo on his lower neck which says Cleo and has a scar above his right eye.
Chief Inspector Gary Pike, Wealden District Commander said,“We are offering a reward of £300 for information leading to his arrest.”
If you have seen him or have any information about where he is or if you please contact police on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting serial 1326 of 5/09/14.
You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
In November 2013, Sussex Police set up a dedicated team to track down Ford absconders, one of whom has been missing since the early 1960s.
When Mr Lamb absconded, he became the 82nd prisoner to be missing from Ford Prison at that time.
The Government is bringing in reforms to make it more difficult for prisoners to run away.