Sussex

Ford Open Prison absconder Christopher Street no longer wanted

  • 23 June 2014
  • From the section Sussex
Top row (left to right) David Blood, Craig Hayler, Steven Evans, Robert Donovan - Bottom row (left to right) Arben Nuredini, Timothy O'Leary, Derek Passmore and Christopher Street
Image caption Christopher Street, bottom right, handed himself in and completed his sentence

A man who was named as having absconded from Ford Open Prison in West Sussex is no longer wanted, Sussex officers said.

The force last week named Christopher Street as one of eight fugitives most at risk of re-offending.

A spokeswoman said that further checks identified that after absconding in 2001, Street, 62, had handed himself in and completed his sentence.

He was jailed for seven years for conspiracy to rob and firearms offences.

Seven men who police considered to be most at risk of re-offending remain at large.

They are:

  • David Blood, 48, absconded on 12 June. He was jailed for life for robbing a post office.
  • Robert Donovan, 57, left Ford while on day release in 2010. He was jailed for life for murder after he stabbed a man to death.
  • Steven Evans, 55, absconded in March 2013. He was jailed for life for assault. He attacked a man with a metal bar.
  • Craig Hayler, 30, absconded on 10 March this year. He was serving 30 months for a burglary in Hove and has a series of convictions for burglary, theft and fraud.
  • Arben Nuredini, 39, also known as Arben Alizoti, left Ford in 2005. He was jailed for seven years in 2004 for wounding.
  • Timothy O'Leary, 59, absconded in 1997. O'Leary, who also uses the name Timothy McCarthy, was jailed for life for murder.
  • Derek Passmore, 49, walked out of Ford in June last year while on day release. He was serving life for murder.

Earlier this month, the force revealed 90 inmates were missing from the prison, although two have since been recaptured.

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