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Hollesley Bay: Police appeal after armed robber Paul Oddysses flees from prison

15:02 24 May 2014

Paul Oddysses, 49, has absconded from Hollesley Bay near Woodbridge

Paul Oddysses, 49, has absconded from Hollesley Bay near Woodbridge

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Police are appealing for help in tracing a convicted armed robber who has fled a Suffolk open prison.

Officers were contacted by officials from Hollesley Bay, near Woodbridge, just after 1pm today reporting that Paul Oddysses had left the premises at around 12.30pm.

The 49-year-old, who was serving a life sentence for attempted robbery and robbery with a firearm, is described as white, around 5ft 6ins, of thin build, with brown hair, brown eyes and clean shaven.

He also has a scar on the back of his head and tattoos on both arms.

He has connections in the Hertfordshire and Essex areas.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen him or anyone with information about where he is to contact officers. You should not approach him or take any further action.

If you can help please contact Suffolk Police or your nearest police station using the national police number 101.

9 comments

  • Why do we have prisons they are a camp where you can have the life of luxury free on the state. It's just ridiculous who thought of an open prison. Who would put a murderer or a violent person in an open prison

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    rescue125

    Sunday, May 25, 2014

  • Again! I expect he will return after the weekend break then hopefully the authorities will see sense and put him in a closed prison

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    Lee Davies

    Sunday, May 25, 2014

  • I suspect this man has a more serious background. You would not normally receive a life sentence for those offences if they were his first conviction. No mention of how long he had been inside. If our open prisons are full of serious offenders, what sort of offenders are in the secure prisons?

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    The original Victor Meldrew

    Sunday, May 25, 2014

  • What a joke..How can it be called an "Open Prison"?? Surely Prison should mean prison? Slopping out & bread & water! Oh hold on, I forgot it's about the convict's Human Rights being affected & we wouldn't want to upset the PC brigade would we! If this country was a sick dog you would take it to the vets to be put down.

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    Shed Kev

    Sunday, May 25, 2014

  • Welcome to Hollesley bay holiday camp, stay as long as you want, free food ,good doctors on call,5star acommerdation , free to come and go as you wish,worth a life sentence for such luxury ,

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    pandy

    Sunday, May 25, 2014

  • Not as easy to get out of Liverpool St Station!

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    Deep Throat

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • Open prison? How about a closed prison!

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    Rufus Milo

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • Hollesley Bay aka Liverpool St Station.

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    Sarky Sage

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • It must now be about one a week that does the run from this prison it's about time someone from the goverment had a good look at what is going wrong before someone get hurt or killed by one of these thugs

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    pandy

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

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