Lee Nevins: Manhunt launched after convict who murdered disabled man escapes from prison AGAIN

Lee Nevins: Manhunt launched after convict who murdered disabled man escapes from prison AGAIN
Lee Nevins is reportedly on the run (Derbyshire Police)

DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND: Law enforcement officials are searching for a convicted killer after he escaped from an open prison. Lee Nevins had taken the life of a disabled man named Lee Jobling in his home and was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of the crime in November 2006.

As per reports, the murderer was granted leave on temporary license. Nevins was supposed to report back to HMP Sudbury, in Derbyshire, on Tuesday, September 27, but he did not come back. The prisoner had pulled a similar stunt in 2008 when he fled while visiting the hospital for an injured hand. He was eventually caught in Scotland.



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A Derbyshire Constabulary spokeswoman said, “We are appealing for information after a convict has failed to return to HMP Sudbury. Nevins did not return after a period of leave on a temporary license from the open prison on Tuesday September 27. The 39-year-old was convicted in November 2006 for murder and was sentenced to life imprisonment. He is described as white, of slim build, and around 6ft with short blond hair and blue eyes.”

The spokeswoman added, “He has a tattoo of a Tasmanian Devil on his arm. Mr Nevins has links to the Chester-le-Street, Gateshead and the wider Northumbria area. Anyone who has seen him or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact us.” A Prison Service spokesperson shared, “HMP Sudbury is working with police to recapture Lee Nevins quickly and on capture he faces longer behind bars.”

Earlier, when the criminal absconded for the first time, Supt Gordon Milward of Northumbria Police said, “My current assessment is that he does not pose a danger to the public at large but there is clearly a need to return him to prison. We are treating this as a matter of emergency, and we are looking specifically at individuals who were involved in him being put in prison. I want to make sure that there is not a direct threat. We will take whatever measures we feel are necessary. And we are doing everything to ensure he doesn’t leave the country.”

Meanwhile, after the recent development, Jobling’s 63-year-old aunt, Angela Knotts, slammed the police as she remarked, “It's an insult to Lee. I just feel as if he's done this awful crime and he's not faced up to what he's done and thinks he should be free. It's just horrible because you can't think of anything else.”

“I got a call yesterday to say he hadn't returned on Tuesday night. They are saying to us that he's not a danger to the public and he's probably not to someone who can defend themselves. But to someone who is vulnerable he is. The police don't know where he is, but they say he has associates in the Northumbria area. They are saying he's worked hard so he's in an open prison. But they know he's an absconder. They are saying they are doing all they can to make sure he doesn't get out of the country,” she noted.

“It's just the waiting. We are just sitting by the phone waiting, it's like your life has come to a stop. That brought it all back. All the family is up in arms. We were sort of getting on with life, but sometimes it just hits you, especially on his birthdays and at Christmas,” Knotts added.


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