Violent prisoner on the run, Dean Evans 'could be heading for Hampshire'

Daily Echo: Dean Evans Dean Evans

A VIOLENT criminal on the run from prison is thought to be heading for Southampton.

Dean Evans, who was jailed after making threats to kill a woman and her children as they watched television, went missing on Monday evening.

Evans, 36, is a prisoner from Leyhill Open Prison near Bristol and should not be approached according to police, after being jailed for violent crimes.

Police believe him to be either hitchhiking or trying to catch a train to Hampshire.

He is aged 36 and described as white, about 5ft 6 tall, of small build, with blue eyes and cropped brown hair.

He was jailed in 2006 after using a pole to try and smash the window of a flat in Southampton, shouting at the terrified family inside: "This is my flat. I live here, open the door. I died in this flat. I have put lighter fluids around the flat. I'm going to burn this place down and I will kill you."

The semi-naked Evans was then grabbed by a neighbour.

In 2011, he was returned to prison after breaching the terms of his release licence.

Officers say anyone who sees him should not approach him but instead dial 999 immediately.

Anyone who thinks they may have already seen him or knows where he is should call officers at Avon and Somerset police on 01275 818340, quoting crime reference MP1216/14.

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12:46pm Thu 24 Apr 14

bubbles 88 says...

If he is so dangerous then why was he in an open prison?? Absolute idiots!!!!
If he is so dangerous then why was he in an open prison?? Absolute idiots!!!! bubbles 88
  • Score: 48

2:04pm Thu 24 Apr 14

hays1179 says...

went missing on monday but only informing public of a dangerous man heading this way today thursday ??
went missing on monday but only informing public of a dangerous man heading this way today thursday ?? hays1179
  • Score: 60

3:13pm Thu 24 Apr 14

This_DAMN_Town says...

The semi-naked Evans was then grabbed by a neighbour.

Doesn't sound that dangerous. Upset maybe, cronicly fed up maybe...
The semi-naked Evans was then grabbed by a neighbour. Doesn't sound that dangerous. Upset maybe, cronicly fed up maybe... This_DAMN_Town
  • Score: -3

3:16pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Hastagger says...

If he is that dangerous he should have been locked up for the public protection (i.e. indefinitely) and not in an open prison!
If he is that dangerous he should have been locked up for the public protection (i.e. indefinitely) and not in an open prison! Hastagger
  • Score: 20

3:19pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Dasal says...

"using a pole to try and smash the window".......
begs the question - How is the Pole ?
"using a pole to try and smash the window"....... begs the question - How is the Pole ? Dasal
  • Score: 16

3:44pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Antzy1 says...

HAHA Bless him, not seen him in a couple of years, but I can surely say, he's far from dangerous.
HAHA Bless him, not seen him in a couple of years, but I can surely say, he's far from dangerous. Antzy1
  • Score: -6

3:49pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Ellwood says...

A VIOLENT criminal on the run from prison is thought to be heading for Southampton. ............ will anyone notice?
A VIOLENT criminal on the run from prison is thought to be heading for Southampton. ............ will anyone notice? Ellwood
  • Score: -34

4:18pm Thu 24 Apr 14

IronLady2010 says...

I find this odd. I was under the impression open prisons were for those whom are due for release after being rehabilitated and are on the last part of their sentence.

What we really need is more prisons, lock more criminals up in a secure unit, therefore we need less Police to keep arresting the same people over and over again.
I find this odd. I was under the impression open prisons were for those whom are due for release after being rehabilitated and are on the last part of their sentence. What we really need is more prisons, lock more criminals up in a secure unit, therefore we need less Police to keep arresting the same people over and over again. IronLady2010
  • Score: -91

5:12pm Thu 24 Apr 14

St.Winch70 says...

Probably best for woman and children not to approach this hero; but I daresay he would **** himself if confronted by a man.
Sap.
Probably best for woman and children not to approach this hero; but I daresay he would **** himself if confronted by a man. Sap. St.Winch70
  • Score: 4

5:15pm Thu 24 Apr 14

hihosilver says...

Too dangerous to approach by police. I would gladly approach him.
Too dangerous to approach by police. I would gladly approach him. hihosilver
  • Score: 1

7:51pm Thu 24 Apr 14

wwozzer says...

"described as white, about 5ft 6 tall, of small build,"

Aww bless, if I see him I'll pop him in my boot and drop him off at soton central nick for you.
"described as white, about 5ft 6 tall, of small build," Aww bless, if I see him I'll pop him in my boot and drop him off at soton central nick for you. wwozzer
  • Score: 9

9:02am Fri 25 Apr 14

Raxx says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
I find this odd. I was under the impression open prisons were for those whom are due for release after being rehabilitated and are on the last part of their sentence.

What we really need is more prisons, lock more criminals up in a secure unit, therefore we need less Police to keep arresting the same people over and over again.
Or, we could take a look at why our society creates so many criminals in the first place...
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: I find this odd. I was under the impression open prisons were for those whom are due for release after being rehabilitated and are on the last part of their sentence. What we really need is more prisons, lock more criminals up in a secure unit, therefore we need less Police to keep arresting the same people over and over again.[/p][/quote]Or, we could take a look at why our society creates so many criminals in the first place... Raxx
  • Score: 5

1:20pm Fri 25 Apr 14

IronLady2010 says...

Raxx wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
I find this odd. I was under the impression open prisons were for those whom are due for release after being rehabilitated and are on the last part of their sentence.

What we really need is more prisons, lock more criminals up in a secure unit, therefore we need less Police to keep arresting the same people over and over again.
Or, we could take a look at why our society creates so many criminals in the first place...
I can answer that. It's due to the fact criminals know there is no punishment.

If they go to prison, they know it's good food, nice warm bed, pool table, computers easy access to drugs.

I appreciate we live in a modern world, but go back many years when crime was lower it was due to the fact that if you commit a crime you're going to receive harsh punishment, then these new laws came out whereby criminals have rights and it all went downhill from there.

The only way to reduce crime is by taking away prisoners rights and make them suffer for the crime they have committed, not pamper them in a cosy prison.
[quote][p][bold]Raxx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: I find this odd. I was under the impression open prisons were for those whom are due for release after being rehabilitated and are on the last part of their sentence. What we really need is more prisons, lock more criminals up in a secure unit, therefore we need less Police to keep arresting the same people over and over again.[/p][/quote]Or, we could take a look at why our society creates so many criminals in the first place...[/p][/quote]I can answer that. It's due to the fact criminals know there is no punishment. If they go to prison, they know it's good food, nice warm bed, pool table, computers easy access to drugs. I appreciate we live in a modern world, but go back many years when crime was lower it was due to the fact that if you commit a crime you're going to receive harsh punishment, then these new laws came out whereby criminals have rights and it all went downhill from there. The only way to reduce crime is by taking away prisoners rights and make them suffer for the crime they have committed, not pamper them in a cosy prison. IronLady2010
  • Score: -3

3:57pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Dr Martin says...

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http://www.theguardi an.com/uk-news/2014/ apr/24/crime-rate-en gland-wales-falls-lo west-level-33-years Dr Martin
  • Score: 0

6:22pm Sat 26 Apr 14

southy says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Raxx wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
I find this odd. I was under the impression open prisons were for those whom are due for release after being rehabilitated and are on the last part of their sentence.

What we really need is more prisons, lock more criminals up in a secure unit, therefore we need less Police to keep arresting the same people over and over again.
Or, we could take a look at why our society creates so many criminals in the first place...
I can answer that. It's due to the fact criminals know there is no punishment.

If they go to prison, they know it's good food, nice warm bed, pool table, computers easy access to drugs.

I appreciate we live in a modern world, but go back many years when crime was lower it was due to the fact that if you commit a crime you're going to receive harsh punishment, then these new laws came out whereby criminals have rights and it all went downhill from there.

The only way to reduce crime is by taking away prisoners rights and make them suffer for the crime they have committed, not pamper them in a cosy prison.
Its the type of political and economics of the times that produce more criminals
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Raxx[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: I find this odd. I was under the impression open prisons were for those whom are due for release after being rehabilitated and are on the last part of their sentence. What we really need is more prisons, lock more criminals up in a secure unit, therefore we need less Police to keep arresting the same people over and over again.[/p][/quote]Or, we could take a look at why our society creates so many criminals in the first place...[/p][/quote]I can answer that. It's due to the fact criminals know there is no punishment. If they go to prison, they know it's good food, nice warm bed, pool table, computers easy access to drugs. I appreciate we live in a modern world, but go back many years when crime was lower it was due to the fact that if you commit a crime you're going to receive harsh punishment, then these new laws came out whereby criminals have rights and it all went downhill from there. The only way to reduce crime is by taking away prisoners rights and make them suffer for the crime they have committed, not pamper them in a cosy prison.[/p][/quote]Its the type of political and economics of the times that produce more criminals southy
  • Score: 2

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