Archive for January 23, 2012


  • Joshua Haughton – Update – he has been found safe & well – thanks to everyone for all your help

  •  he was found on train to lincoln he previously visted that area with family and managed to make the journey on his own

Missing from Halford Lane, Keresley in Coventry

Missing since January 2012

POLICE in Coventry are appealing for the public’s help to trace a 10-year-old boy with Autism.

Joshua Haughton ran out of his school on Halford Lane, Keresley, at around 3.15pm today (Monday 23 January).

He was wearing his school uniform consisting of a red sweatshirt, grey trousers and black shoes. He also had a blue, white and black coat, a lunch box and a red school bag.

Joshua has Autism and a speech impairment. He is described as around 5 feet tall and with a chunky build. He has very short blonde hair.

Officers are currently scouring the area and speaking to locals. The force helicopter is also assisting officers on the ground.

Anyone who believes they have seen Joshua should call Coventry police immediately on 101

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JOHN ANSLOW POSING WITH GUNS

Did he have a gun licence?

If so why?

‘Dangerous’ prisoner in van escape

An “extremely dangerous” prisoner is at the centre of an international manhunt after a gang armed with sledgehammers ambushed a prison van.

Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke ordered a full inquiry into how murder suspect John Anslow was able to escape following a “well-orchestrated armed ambush” despite being classed as a highly dangerous category A prisoner.

He is the first category A prisoner to escape from custody in more than 17 years.

 

A dangerous prisoner charged with murder is on the run after three masked men ambushed a prison van, police have said.

John Anslow, 31, from Tipton, escaped following the attack on the prison van taking three inmates from Hewell prison in Redditch to Stafford Crown Court at about 8.20am, West Mercia Police said.

Police warned he was considered “dangerous” and was one of five men charged with the murder of Richard Deakin, who was shot dead in Chasetown, Staffordshire, in 2010.

Three men, armed with sledgehammers, used a silver Volkswagen Scirocco to stop the prison van before smashing its windows and punching its driver in the face.

Anslow, who is described as white, 5ft 10in and of medium build, with short, straight, dark brown hair, escaped. The two other prisoners remained in the van.

Detective Inspector Jon Marsden, of West Mercia Police, said: “Three men wearing balaclavas, two of whom were carrying sledgehammers, got out of a silver Volkswagen Scirocco, and smashed the windscreen and driver’s window of the GEO Amey prison escort van.”

He went on: “Anslow has recently been charged with murder and is considered dangerous. We would urge any members of the public who see him not to approach him directly, but to contact police immediately on 999.”

Police believe Anslow and the three masked men switched to a silver Mercedes car in Stoney Lane, Bromsgrove, soon after the attack on the van in Hewell Lane, Tardebigge, near Bromsgrove.

Anslow was charged with murder on January 18 and was on his way to Stafford Crown Court, where his case was listed for a preliminary hearing. Mr Deakin, 27, died after being shot while alone at his home in Meadway Street, Chasetown, Staffordshire, at about 8.30am on July 5 2010.

A spokeswoman for prisoner escort firm GEO Amey said: “Following an incident this morning, we can confirm that two employees were threatened and one sustained facial injuries. Both were treated by paramedics at the scene. They continue to assist West Mercia Police with their investigations.”

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke has launched an immediate and urgent inquiry to establish the circumstances surrounding the escape of Anslow.

“The first priority is to ensure that this man is quickly found and arrested”, he said.

West Mercia Police statement

Police Appeal For Information About

 Dangerous Prisoner

John Anslow

Police have issued an urgent appeal after a dangerous prisoner escaped from a prison escort van in North Worcestershire this morning, Monday, 23 January.

It happened at about 8.20am in Hewell Lane, Tardebigge, near Bromsgrove, close to HMP Hewell Grange.

The prisoner, John Anslow, was charged with murder by Staffordshire Police last week.

Anslow, aged 31, who is from the Tipton area, is one of five men charged with the murder of Richard Deakin, who was shot dead in Chasetown, Staffordshire, in 2010. He was charged on Wednesday, 18 January, and was on his way to Stafford Crown Court.

Anslow is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall, of medium build, with short straight dark brown hair.

Detective Inspector Jon Marsden of West Mercia Police said: “Three men wearing balaclavas, two of whom were carrying sledgehammers, got out of a silver Volkswagen Scirocco, and smashed the windscreen and driver’s window of the GEO Amey prison escort van.

“The van driver was punched but no serious injuries were sustained by escort staff. There were two other prisoners in the van at the time, neither of whom were released.”

The Scirroco drove off at speed. The group are believed to have switched to a silver Mercedes car in Stoney Lane, Bromsgrove, soon after.

Det Insp Marsden added: “Anslow has recently been charged with murder and is considered dangerous. We are working closely with our colleagues from West Midlands and Staffordshire Police forces and a large number of officers from all three forces are involved in the search for him. However we would urge any members of the public who sees him not to approach him directly, but to contact police immediately on 999.”

Information can also be passed on to West Mercia Police on 0300 333 30000 quoting incident 87-s-230112, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 1111.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01bf2vz/Crimewatch_26_01_2012/

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A  prisoner has escaped from a van heading from HMP Hewell.

The Prisoner John Anslow escaped earlier this morning Monday, January 23 in the Tardebigge area.

Police are saying one Prisoner escaped during an ambush This Morning

It is thought that  guards were threatened with sledge hammers and they were ordered to release one prisoner from the van

The van was taking inmates from Hewell prison in Redditch to Staffordshire Crown Court. The prisoner escaped at about 0820

HMP Hewell was created by an amalgamation of the three former prisons on this site, Blakenhurst, Brockhill and Hewell Grange on 25 June 2008.

Each site caters for a different category of prisoner – Cat B, Cat C and Cat D.

The prison primarily serves the Worcestershire, West Midlands and Warwickshire catchment area.

UPDATE

Global hunt for dangerous fugitive

An “extremely dangerous” prisoner is at the centre of an international manhunt after a gang armed with sledgehammers ambushed a prison van.

Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke ordered a full inquiry into how murder suspect John Anslow was able to escape following a “well-orchestrated armed ambush” despite being classed as a highly dangerous category A prisoner.

He is the first category A prisoner to escape from custody in more than 17 years.

Three masked men stopped the van, smashed its windows and punched its driver as it was taking inmates from Hewell Prison in Redditch to Stafford Crown Court. Instead of being transferred in a high-security prison service van with a police escort, Anslow was with other inmates in a van run by a private contractor.

His status was only upgraded after he was charged with the murder of businessman Richard Deakin last week. He was due to be taken to a category A prison, rather than back to Hewell Prison which was designed for lower risk category B, C and D inmates, after his court hearing, but he was sprung from custody at around 8.20am.

The inquiry will consider Anslow’s “security categorisation” and the “management of the prisoner so that we can learn lessons for the future”, Mr Clarke said.

Category A status is reserved for those prisoners whose escape would be highly dangerous to the public, police or security, and for whom the aim is to make escape impossible.

Anslow is the first such prisoner to escape since 1995 when Matthew Williams, serving a life sentence for planting a bomb, administering poisons and arson, was among three men who escaped from Parkhurst jail on the Isle of Wight.

Detective Superintendent Martin Evans, of Staffordshire Police which is leading the hunt, said Anslow, who was also known as Skitz, has strong connections across the country, including London, as well as overseas. Officers are working with all police forces, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and authorities abroad to track him down, and all airports and railway stations were alerted.

Detectives warned Anslow is “extremely dangerous” and should not be approached by the public. He was described as white, 5ft 10in tall, medium build, with short, straight, dark brown hair.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01bf2vz/Crimewatch_26_01_2012/

 

A  prisoner has escaped from a van heading from HMP Hewell.

The man escaped earlier this morning Monday, January 23 in the Tardebigge area.

Police said that a guard was threatened with sledge hammers and ordered that one prisoner be released from the van