Police hunt Eastbourne man they believe may be '˜unlawfully at large'

Police wish to trace an Eastbourne man who they believe to be '˜unlawfully at large'.

Friday, 24th August 2018, 3:47 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2018, 12:17 pm
Scott Solway SUS-180824-144229001

Scott Anthony Solway, 36, was jailed at Lewes Crown Court on November 29 last year after he was convicted of inflicting grievous bodily harm.

He was sentenced to a year’s imprisonment, but was released on licence on August 10.

Police say he has since breached the conditions of that licence and is also suspected of being unlawfully at large.

Officers decribe Solway as white, 5’7”, slim and with brown hair. Of no fixed address, he is believed to be in the Eastbourne area, but is also known to have links to Kent.

Detective Constable Karen Colbran said, “Scott knows he is wanted. If he fails to hand himself in, new legislation being used by police means he risks being prosecuted for being unlawfully at large and may face an additional sentence.”

DC Colbran said officers would also welcome information from anyone seeing Solway or who knowing of his current whereabouts.

She added, “We’d like to make it clear that anybody found with him who knows he is wanted could themselves be committing an offence of harbouring and risk being arrested.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police online or phone 101 without delay, quoting serial 1078 of 16/08.