POLICE are hunting for a man suspected of trying to smuggle phones into a prison.

Nicholas Camilleri is wanted in connection with offences which happened in 2017 at Ford Prison, near Littlehampton.

Anyone who sees him is urged not to approach him, and to call 999 immediately.

In 2017, between July 14 and 17, and October 31 and December 1, there were attempts to smuggle contraband items including mobile phones and phone accessories in to the prison.

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As part of their investigation into these incidents, the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) are searching for Camilleri.

The 37-year-old has been evading capture since March, and the unit has now appealed to the public for help in tracking him down.

He is known to have spent time in Brighton, and has links to several other areas in Sussex.

He also has strong connections with Scotland and South London, but is currently not registered as living at any fixed address.

Camilleri is about 6ft tall with brown eyes, dark hair and stubble.

He has a scar under his left eye and several tattoos including the word "taker" on the right side of his neck, surrounded by three flowers.

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On his left arm he also has a tattoo saying, "I have nothing to lose but everything to live for".

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call 101 quoting Operation Ford.

"If you see Camilleri, please contact police immediately on 999," a Sussex Police spokesman said.

"He should not be approached."