Leeds man on the run after climbing over prison fence

Police are hunting a Leeds drug dealer who has escaped from prison.

Monday, 7th October 2019, 6:31 pm
Updated Monday, 7th October 2019, 6:32 pm

Kearon Tyrone Hunte, 31, formerly of Roundhay Road, climbed over the perimeter fence at HMP Kirkham, outside of Preston, on Saturday October 5.

-> Police warn PIN number scam with fake injuries at cash machines could be heading to YorkshireHunte had been jailed for six years for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

He is described as black, 5ft 10in tall, of medium build with black hair and brown eyes.

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Kearon Hunte is wanted by police.

Hunte has links to the Leeds and West Yorkshire areas.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “Hunte is wanted by police after escaping HMP Kirkham.

“We would urge anyone with information about his whereabouts to come forward.

“We would also encourage Hunte to come forward and speak to police immediately.”

-> Police appeal after secret camera discovered in toilet of West Yorkshire Costa CoffeeAnyone with information can contact police on (01253) 604100 or email [email protected] quoting log 1418 of October 5.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org