Escaped robbery plot prisoner still at large two months later

Escaped prisoner Michael Sayers
Escaped prisoner Michael Sayers
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A criminal from Leeds who was jailed for six years in 2012 remains at large – more than two months after he escaped from an open prison.

Michael Francis Sayers, 33, was sent to HMP Sudbury in Derbyshire after being sentenced for conspiracy to commit robbery.

But he absconded from the category D prison – used for convicts who are meant to be reasonably trusted not to try to escape – on November 22 last year.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said there was a good chance Sayers had returned to Leeds.

“He has connections across the country but has strong links to Leeds and may be in this area,” the spokesman said.

Sayers was one of four prisoners who absconded from Sudbury over a two-day period during the same weekend in November.

The other three were subsequently rearrested, but Sayers has not been found.

He is described as white, about 5ft 6ins tall and of medium build, with short brown hair and blue eyes.

He is known to uses a number of aliases.

Police have warned anyone who knows where he is not to approach him.

Anyone with information should contact the proactive crime team at Weetwood police station, immediately, on 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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