Cops launch manhunt burglar after he ESCAPED from a prison van
London cops launch manhunt for 42-year-old burglar after he ESCAPED from a prison van outside Brixton police station
- Kwami Richards broke free on Friday from a van operated by private security
- He was last seen on board a Victoria line train in Brixton Underground station
Police are hunting a 42-year-old burglar who escaped from a prison van outside Brixton police station.
Kwami Richards managed to break free from the van operated by a private security firm on Friday as he was being transported back to jail.
A police officer chased him on foot into Brixton Underground station, but was assaulted by Richards when he tried to detain him.
He quickly made it on board a Victoria line train and has not been seen since.
The Metropolitan Police have warned members of the public not to approach Richards, who has links to Wandsworth, but to call 999 immediately if they see him.
Police are hunting Kwami Richards, 42, (pictured) who escaped from a prison van
managed to break free from the van operated by a private security firm on Friday as he was being transported back to jail outside Brixton police station (pictured)
Richards, who previously served a jail sentence for burglary, was being recalled to prison after breaching his licence conditions.
Police are investigating how he managed to escape from the van.
A force spokesman: ‘Officers are appealing for information about the whereabouts of a man who escaped from custody in south London.
‘Kwami Richards escaped from a prison transport van outside Brixton police station at approximately 2pm on Friday May 26.
‘The 42-year-old, who has links to Wandsworth, was wanted on recall to prison for breaching his licence conditions after serving a sentence for burglary.
‘He had been arrested by Met officers and was in the process of being transported to prison by a private security company when the incident occurred.
‘He was pursued by a police officer who witnessed the incident into Brixton Underground station.
‘The officer was assaulted as he attempted to detain Richards who then boarded a Victoria line train.
‘Richards should not be approached, and the public are asked to call 999 immediately if he is seen.
If you have any information about his whereabouts, please call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 4140/26May.
‘You can also provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.’
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