A convicted ‘hammer’ murderer who absconded from prison earlier this month may be in Dorset, according to police.
Nicholas Redding, 45, escaped from HMP Spring Hill in Buckinghamshire on November 19th and police are appealing for any information on his whereabouts.
Thames Valley Police officers believe that he has links to locations in Dorset, Wiltshire, Avon and Somerset.
If seen, the public has been advised not to approach Redding and call 999 instead.
The police described Redding as white, slim build and 6ft tall, with dark brown hair and hazel eyes – he is blind in his right eye, which looks opaque. He has a West Country accent.
Redding has been serving a life sentence since 1994, following his conviction for the murder of his neighbor Michael Fry in Yeovil.
Redding, aged 27 at the time, bound the 44-year-old shop worker to a chair with tape and string and used a hammer to strike him in a head, killing him.
He denied murder but was convicted following a trial.