Police searching for prison absconder with links to Lancashire

Posted on - 19th January, 2021 - 11:22am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston News
Wanted man: John Elliott

A new description has been released of a wanted prison absconder.


Police in Doncaster have released a new description and a fresh appeal on Monday, 18 January for information about wanted man John Elliott who absconded from an open prison last year.

Elliott, 41, left the prison on Sunday, 11 October 2020 and failed to return.

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He was serving a three-year sentence at HMP Hatfield for burglary.

Elliott is believed to have links to Lancashire, West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester, however, he could have travelled anywhere in the country.

Police officers are keen to hear from anyone who knows where he is.

John Elliott may be going by the alias name John Pearson is described as medium build with greying hair and a beard.

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He also has three fingers missing on his left hand, only having a thumb and forefinger.

He has a scar on his right middle finger as well as scars on his arms. He also has a smiley face tattoo on the top of one of his arms.

If you see Elliott, then please immediately call 999.

If you have any information about his whereabouts, call 101 quoting incident number 823 of 11 October 2020.

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