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Pair of prisoners escape from HMP Sudbury – Derbyshire

Derbyshire Police are appealing for help to find two prisoners who absconded from Sudbury Prison on Tuesday (11 Oct)

Sam Hawkins and Darren McKay were caught on camera jumping over the fence of the prison at 10.15pm.

The pair, who should not be approached by members of the public, were then seen on the A515 towards Ashbourne – with one of them carrying two rucksacks and the other carrying a single rucksack with a towel around his neck.

McKay, who was convicted at St Alban’s Crown Court in 2020 for burglary and driving offences, is around 6ft 2ins tall, has blue eyes, brown hair and is of stocky build with tattoos on his arms.

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The 37-year-old has links to Luton, as well as the Harpenden area of Hertfordshire.

Hawkins was convicted at St Snaresbrook Crown Court in 2019 for burglary, theft and driving offences. He is around 5ft 7ins tall, with brown hair, brown eyes and is of medium build.

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The 34-year-old has links to the Bexley Heath, Plumstead and Thamesmead areas of London.

Anyone who has any information about their current whereabouts is asked to contact Derbyshire police using any of the below methods, including reference 1278-111021:

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