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Police say prisoner who absconded from prison in Doncaster has links to Preston

Posted on - 16th November, 2020 - 10:30am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News, Uncategorized
Philip Lee is wanted by South Yorkshire Police and could be in Lancashire
Philip Lee is wanted by South Yorkshire Police and could be in Lancashire

South Yorkshire Police are asking for your help to trace wanted man Philip Lee, who has absconded from an open prison.

Lee, 30, is currently serving a five and a half-year sentence at HMP Hatfield for burglary.

On Thursday, 12 November, he left the prison and failed to return.

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While enquiries are ongoing, police are asking for the public to help locate him.

Lee is described as being around 5ft 10 with short brown hair and tattoos on his right arm.

He was last seen wearing light blue jeans or trousers and a light blue long-sleeved top.

He is believed to have links to Preston, Chorley, Blackburn and other parts of Lancashire.

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Police are asking members of the public who see Lee not to approach him, and instead call 999.

If you have any information as to where he might be, please call 101, quoting incident number 396 of 12 November. Alternatively, you can remain completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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