160518 – Hollesley Bay Prison; Absconders

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Police are appealing for help in tracing two Hollesley Bay prisoners who have absconded.


41-year-old Matthew Wilsdon and Richard Smith, 25, were reported missing to police at around 4.45pm, Tuesday 15 May.


It is not known whether the men absconded together.


Wilsdon is serving a seven years and six months sentence for robbery and assault.


He is described as white, five feet 11 inches tall, with blue eyes, brown hair and weighs around 13.5 stone. He has a tribal tattoo on his right arm.


Smith is serving a one year and 11 months sentence for theft, burglary and assault.


He is described as white, six feet tall, with blue eyes, blonde hair and is of slight build, weighing around 10.5 stone. He has a tattoo on his lower right arm and a scar on the right side of his face.


Both men have connections to Cambridgeshire.


Members of the public are advised not to approach the men.


Anyone who believes they may have seen Matthew Wilsdon or Richard Smith, or who has any information regarding their whereabouts, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting Cad 262 of Tuesday 15 May.

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