‘Dangerous’ sex offender on the run in UK — Analysis

Paul Robson, 56 years old, escaped an open prison where he was currently serving a life sentence.

In a Sunday statement, police in Lincolnshire (UK) warned that Paul Robson, a convicted sex offenders, had been released. “absconded from HMP North Sea Camp in Boston,”He was being sentenced. 

“Robson is a dangerous sex offender and while he presents a particular danger to women and young children, I believe he can cause real harm to anyone he comes across,”Andy Cox, detective chief superintendent of police, said the following: “he could be anywhere in the country” now.

The convicted sex offender was handed a life sentence in 2000 after he entered a woman’s home and sexually assaulted her at knifepoint. The victim was raped and sexually assaulted by the sex offender. He tied her up, and held a knife to her throat.

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The North Sea Camp Facility reported him missing at approximately 7am GMT on Sunday. However, authorities didn’t specify how long or when he was likely to have been running.

Police described Robson as “white, bald, of slim build, and was last seen with a long goatee beard,”Requesting the public to get in touch with authorities “potential sightings so we can take this man off our streets.” 

According to Ministry of Justice figures, 101 criminals escaped open prisons between 2021 and 2021. Four of these were from North Sea Camp (where Robson fled).

The UK’s lowest-security facilities are open prisons. People convicted of serious crimes aren’t usually placed in open prisons but can be moved to them towards the end of their sentences if an assessment deems they pose a low risk.

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