Convicted murder linked to Brighton and Hove burglaries after escaping from open prison (From The Argus)
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Convicted murder linked to Brighton and Hove burglaries after escaping from open prison
5:39pm Tuesday 13th August 2013 in News
A convicted burglar is wanted in connection with three burglaries after walking out of an open prison.
Paul Flint escaped from Ford Prison on July 1 and remains at large.
Members of the public are being advised not to approach the 48-year-old who was jailed in 1990 for murder and burglary.
Detectives believe he could have committed at least three burglaries since he disappeared.
Last year he went on the run from a prison in Suffolk and was missing for five days before being recaptured by Avon and Somerset Police after staying with his brother in Bristol.
He was found guilty of the murder of John McTurk after attacking him during a burglary in Islington, London, in 1989.
Police are connecting him with break-ins on Monday July 8 at 11am in Granville Road in Hove, on Monday July 15 between 8am and 10.30am in Cross Street in Hove and on Monday August 5 between 10.10am and 11.10am in Dean Street in Brighton.
More than £2,500 cash was taken along with a black wallet and a black Sony Vaio laptop with the model number VPCEH1L8E/B.
Police describe Flint as black, 5'11" and stocky with black greying hair, glasses and speaking with an English accent.
Detective Inspector Dave Richards, of Sussex Police, said: "We think Flint is likely to commit more crime unless he is arrested so I would urge anyone that sees him to contact us immediately.
"Dial 999 but do not approach him."
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