Police search for prison absconder

Malcolm Lall, 51, failed to return to Ford Prison on Monday, November 21. Picture: Sussex Police

Malcolm Lall, 51, failed to return to Ford Prison on Monday, November 21. Picture: Sussex Police

Sussex Police are searching for a man who has gone missing after failing to return to prison.

Police said officers are looking for 51-year old Malcolm Lall, who failed to return to Ford Prison on Monday, November 21, having been allowed temporary leave licence on the previous Friday.

If Malcolm Lall becomes aware of this search and our statement, we ask him to go to his nearest police station and speak to officers

PC Lewis Dines

He is serving eight and a half years for grievous bodily harm and robbery offences in Brighton, having been convicted at Lewes Crown Court in December 2013, police said.

They described Lall as black, 5’ 8”, of proportionate build, with collar length black/greying hair. He also has a number of scars on his face and neck. He is local to the Brighton and surrounding areas, but also has connections in Kent, London, Surrey and Hampshire, police said.

PC Lewis Dines said: “We are keen to locate Malcolm Lall, who is sometimes known as Michael, as soon as possible to return him to lawful custody.

“If Malcolm Lall becomes aware of this search and our statement, we ask him to go to his nearest police station and speak to officers.

“We ask anyone who sees him or who knows where is, not to approach him, but to dial 999, quoting serial 1233 of 21/11.”

Witnesses can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or crimestoppers-uk.org.

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