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Police issue urgent appeal after killer flees jail with two other inmates

Police issue urgent appeal after killer flees jail with two other inmates – with the public urged not to approach the three men

  • Lewis Daniel Thornton, 29, was convicted of manslaughter in 2016
  • He absconded from HMP Sudbury on Saturday with two other inmates
  • Derbyshire Police have issued an urgent appeal and are hunting the trio

A killer is on the loose after three inmates absconded from prison on Saturday.

Police officers in Derbyshire are desperately hunting the trio and have issued an urgent appeal for information.

Lewis Daniel Thornton, who has been convicted of manslaughter, fled HMP Sudbury alongside inmates Daniel Gerald Ferris and Rory Allen.

Lewis Daniel Thornton, who has been convicted of manslaughter, is on the loose after absconding from HMP Sudbury

The prison is Category D, meaning inmates are seen a low security risk.

Police have released photos of the three men along with a description of each, Derbyshire Live reported. 

Thornton, 29, was convicted of manslaughter in 2016 at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

The killer is 6ft 2ins and has blue eyes, brown hair and tattoos saying ‘RIP cobra’ on his right wrist, and ‘Angel’ on his left arm.

Police say he has contacts in Wolverhampton and Walsall and he should not be approached by the public.

Daniel Gerald Ferris is on the run

Rory Allen was convicted for drug offences

Daniel Gerald Ferris (left), who was jailed for robbery, and Rory Allen (right) who was convicted of  drug offences, are also on the run

 The second absconder, Ferris, was convicted of robbery at Birmingham Crown Court in 2018.

The 30-year-old is white with blue eyes, brown air and is of medium build.

Police said he has links to Birmingham.

The final inmate is Rory Allen who was convicted of being concerned in the supply of cocaine and heroin at Worcester Crown Court in 2018. 

The 33-year-old is black, 6ft 2ins with brown eyes, a moustache and is of thin build.

Allen has ‘Tug’ tattooed on his right arm and police said he has connections in Wolverhampton and Walsall.

Anyone who sees anyone of the absconders is asked to call Derbyshire police immediately on 101, quoting reference 906 of December 5.

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