Inmate on the run after escaping from York prison

Askham Grange Prison near York. Photograph © Makewa on Wikipedia
9 Mar 2016 @ 11.25 am
| Crime, News

A prisoner serving a sentence for violent offences is on the run after absconding from a jail near York.

Leah Dixon, 20, was serving a three-year sentence at HMP Askham Grange, Askham Richard, following her conviction at Teesside Crown Court for grievous bodily harm with intent against a woman at a pub in Hartlepool.

“Extensive enquiries have been ongoing since she absconded from the prison on December 19, 2015,” said a police spokeswoman.

“These have largely been focused in the Hartlepool and Middlesbrough areas where she has connections.”

Leah Dixon. Photograph: North Yorkshire Police
Leah Dixon. Photograph: North Yorkshire Police

Have you seen her?

Leah Dixon is…

5ft 3in tall
of slim build
shoulder-length dyed blonde hair which she wears in a ponytail

She has…

green eyes
a Hartlepool/North East accent
a love heart tattoo on her right wrist
and a bar piercing on her belly button.

North Yorkshire police are appealing for anyone with information about Leah’s whereabouts to get in touch – contact details below.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, and speak to the Force Control Room
Or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number 12150225168