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Violent escaped prisoner hunted

Published 29/05/2015

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Police are hunting for a prisoner convicted of a violent robbery who has escaped.

Haroon Ahmed, 26, from the Derby area, escaped from HMP Dovegate, near Marchington, at around 4.15pm on Wednesday, Staffordshire Police said.

Due to his violent conviction police advise members of the public not to approach him but to instead ring 999.

He is described as Asian, 6ft tall with a thin build and short black hair in a crew cut.

He was wearing jeans and a grey t-shirt but police say it is likely he has changed his clothing.

The force suspect Ahmed is in the Derby area where he has numerous connections.

Officers involved in the search for him yesterday arrested his brother, Majeed Ahmed, 25, of Clarence Road, Derby, and have charged him with assisting a prisoner in escaping from prison.

He has been released on bail to appear before magistrates in Burton on June 25.

A black Volkswagen Golf was also recovered as part of the investigation and has been subject to a detailed forensic examination.

The force is asking anyone who knows where Ahmed is to contact Staffordshire Police on 101.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online report form at

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