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Warning over 'highly dangerous' prisoner Richard Todd

  • 17 December 2012
  • From the section England
Richard Todd
Image caption Todd was jailed for robbery taking without consent and burglary

Police have warned people not to approach a "highly dangerous" prisoner who is believed to have been involved in crimes since going on the run.

Richard Todd failed to return to HMP Standford Hill, Eastchurch, Kent, on 18 November after being given day release.

Surrey Police said the 25-year-old was linked to a recent affray in Staines and a burglary in Sunbury, Surrey.

Todd was five-and-a-half years into an indeterminate sentence for robbery, taking without consent and burglary.

Det Sgt Dave Thomas, of Surrey Police, said: "Richard Todd is a highly dangerous individual and I would urge members of the public not to approach him but to phone police immediately if they believe they have seen him.

"We are making extensive enquiries to try and find him and ensure he is back behind bars but would ask the public to help by reporting any potential sightings on the 999 emergency number."

The force said Todd lived in Hayes, west London, before he was jailed and also had links to Staines in Surrey and Basingstoke in Hampshire.

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