Police continue search for escaped prisoner

Ashley Tessyman

Ashley Tessyman

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POLICE searching for an escaped prisoner believed to be in Dorset say he still hasn't been found.

Ashley Tessyman, 30, absconded from HMP Leyhill in South Gloucestershire, where he was serving a prison sentence for burglary and robbery, on Monday, July 21.

Police yesterday issued a picture of Tessyman and are appealing for information about his whereabouts.

On Saturday morning they confirmed the search was ongoing.

Detective sergeant John O'Hara said: “We have information to suggest that he is in the Dorset area and are trying to locate him.

“I am appealing for anyone who knows of the whereabouts of Ashley Tessyman to come forward - all calls will be treated with the strictest confidence.

“I urge members of the public who see anyone they believe to be the person pictured to call the police. In the interest of personal safety do not confront him.”

He is white, around 1.66m tall and of slim build. He has fair short hair, blue eyes and tattoos on his left arm.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Tessyman should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 22:83.

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3:23pm Sat 23 Aug 14

whatever66 says...

Fair short hair ?????? Man in pic has short dark hair???
Fair short hair ?????? Man in pic has short dark hair??? whatever66
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6:02pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

Of course, he'll never beat Lucan's record for remaining unfound - LOL !!
Of course, he'll never beat Lucan's record for remaining unfound - LOL !! Harpya Orkinus
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7:34pm Sat 23 Aug 14

cosmick says...

Harpya Orkinus wrote:
Of course, he'll never beat Lucan's record for remaining unfound - LOL !!
He may do, as coppers now dont like to get involved with arrest, to much time taken up.
ps. Can anyone remember when coppers were big 6 foot plus.
[quote][p][bold]Harpya Orkinus[/bold] wrote: Of course, he'll never beat Lucan's record for remaining unfound - LOL !![/p][/quote]He may do, as coppers now dont like to get involved with arrest, to much time taken up. ps. Can anyone remember when coppers were big 6 foot plus. cosmick
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7:53pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

Then there was Senor Saddam Hussein - I remember seeing a cartoon of him, with a kingsize calendar on the wall behind him, on which he plotted what he planned to do each day. The entries all read: 'Hide. Hide. Hide. Hide. Hide. Hide' and - well, you get the picture !!
Then there was Senor Saddam Hussein - I remember seeing a cartoon of him, with a kingsize calendar on the wall behind him, on which he plotted what he planned to do each day. The entries all read: 'Hide. Hide. Hide. Hide. Hide. Hide' and - well, you get the picture !! Harpya Orkinus
  • Score: 1

9:37am Sun 24 Aug 14

JamesYoung says...

Harpya Orkinus wrote:
Then there was Senor Saddam Hussein - I remember seeing a cartoon of him, with a kingsize calendar on the wall behind him, on which he plotted what he planned to do each day. The entries all read: 'Hide. Hide. Hide. Hide. Hide. Hide' and - well, you get the picture !!
And isn't Iraq a much better place for his passing.
Just like Syria.
And Egypt.
[quote][p][bold]Harpya Orkinus[/bold] wrote: Then there was Senor Saddam Hussein - I remember seeing a cartoon of him, with a kingsize calendar on the wall behind him, on which he plotted what he planned to do each day. The entries all read: 'Hide. Hide. Hide. Hide. Hide. Hide' and - well, you get the picture !![/p][/quote]And isn't Iraq a much better place for his passing. Just like Syria. And Egypt. JamesYoung
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5:39pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Under35andout says...

He is white, around 1.66m tall 5FT 5 To us normal people
He is white, around 1.66m tall 5FT 5 To us normal people Under35andout
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