Mum pleads for son Dean Evans to give himself up after going on run from Leyhill Open Prison

'Please give yourself up'- Mum's plea to son Dean Evans who is on run from prison

'Please give yourself up'- Mum's plea to son Dean Evans who is on run from prison

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“GIVE yourself up” – that’s the plea from a Southampton mum to her son,who is on the run from prison.

Police say Dean Evans, who was jailed for making threats to kill a woman and her children, should not be approached.

But last night his mum made an emotional plea for Evans to hand to hand himself in.

As revealed yesterday, he went missing on Easter Monday from Leyhill Open Prison near Bristol.

Officers at Avon and Somerset Constabulary believe he is hitchhiking or trying to catch a train back to Hampshire and are liaising with their colleagues in the county.

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

Last night his mum made an emotional plea for the 36-year-old to hand himself in.

The woman from Southampton, who asked not to be named, claims her son is not violent and does not think he is heading back to the city.

She said: “He wouldn’t come here, for the main reason that he would not want to get me in trouble.

“If anything he would have called me if he was coming here.

“I want people to know he isn’t violent. I would like him to give himself up and give me a call – his family would like him to hand himself in so we know he’s safe.”

Evans was jailed in 2006 after pounding on the window of a woman who was watching television with her three children at night in their flat in Southampton.

He had been drinking since 8am and turned up at the flat semi-naked and wielding a pole.

After banging on the window he shouted 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.”

He then started smashing the double-glazed window before a neighbour, who alerted police, grabbed Evans.

Evans admitted making a threat to kill, common assault, causing damage and failing to surrender to bail, when he appeared at Southampton Crown Court.

He was returned to prison in 2011 after breaching the terms of his release, and had been serving his time at Leyhill.

  • Anyone who spots Evans should ring 999 immediately.

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

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7:35am Fri 25 Apr 14

swansbird says...

why put a violent prisoner in an open jail? That's clever isn't it?
why put a violent prisoner in an open jail? That's clever isn't it? swansbird
  • Score: 6

9:57am Fri 25 Apr 14

userds5050 says...

swansbird wrote:
why put a violent prisoner in an open jail? That's clever isn't it?
He was coming to the end of his sentence. He was convicted back in 2006. It's standard even for murderers to be in open prisons if they are due for release. Evans had actually been let out for this offence but recalled to prison for breaching his license conditions.
[quote][p][bold]swansbird[/bold] wrote: why put a violent prisoner in an open jail? That's clever isn't it?[/p][/quote]He was coming to the end of his sentence. He was convicted back in 2006. It's standard even for murderers to be in open prisons if they are due for release. Evans had actually been let out for this offence but recalled to prison for breaching his license conditions. userds5050
  • Score: 1

1:37pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Kirsty666 says...

He should be put down same as dogs are put down when they attack people
He should be put down same as dogs are put down when they attack people Kirsty666
  • Score: 0

2:56pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Truth Not Fantasy says...

'Put him down'? For what, exactly? Let's hope nobody close to you ever gets convicted of a crime, as I doubt you would be quite as enthusiastic in your suggested remedy.
'Put him down'? For what, exactly? Let's hope nobody close to you ever gets convicted of a crime, as I doubt you would be quite as enthusiastic in your suggested remedy. Truth Not Fantasy
  • Score: 3

3:24pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Kirsty666 says...

Truth Not Fantasy wrote:
'Put him down'? For what, exactly? Let's hope nobody close to you ever gets convicted of a crime, as I doubt you would be quite as enthusiastic in your suggested remedy.
My biological father was convicted of rape in the late 90s and my thoughts were exactly the same
[quote][p][bold]Truth Not Fantasy[/bold] wrote: 'Put him down'? For what, exactly? Let's hope nobody close to you ever gets convicted of a crime, as I doubt you would be quite as enthusiastic in your suggested remedy.[/p][/quote]My biological father was convicted of rape in the late 90s and my thoughts were exactly the same Kirsty666
  • Score: 1

4:02pm Fri 25 Apr 14

userds5050 says...

Kirsty666 wrote:
He should be put down same as dogs are put down when they attack people
Try reading the story. He never attacked anyone.
[quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: He should be put down same as dogs are put down when they attack people[/p][/quote]Try reading the story. He never attacked anyone. userds5050
  • Score: 4

4:32pm Fri 25 Apr 14

solomum says...

He made threats to kill and yet he is not considered a danger by people who know him. In my books. making threats to kill = being a danger.
He made threats to kill and yet he is not considered a danger by people who know him. In my books. making threats to kill = being a danger. solomum
  • Score: 0

5:35pm Fri 25 Apr 14

bullsbags says...

Semi naked wielding a pole
Isn't flashing illegal !
If he was nearing the end of his sentence why didn't he just serve out his time?
Semi naked wielding a pole Isn't flashing illegal ! If he was nearing the end of his sentence why didn't he just serve out his time? bullsbags
  • Score: -1

6:06pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Kirsty666 says...

userds5050 wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
He should be put down same as dogs are put down when they attack people
Try reading the story. He never attacked anyone.
Threats are close enough as I'm sure if someone threatened your family you would agree
[quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: He should be put down same as dogs are put down when they attack people[/p][/quote]Try reading the story. He never attacked anyone.[/p][/quote]Threats are close enough as I'm sure if someone threatened your family you would agree Kirsty666
  • Score: -1

8:00pm Fri 25 Apr 14

userds5050 says...

Kirsty666 wrote:
userds5050 wrote:
Kirsty666 wrote:
He should be put down same as dogs are put down when they attack people
Try reading the story. He never attacked anyone.
Threats are close enough as I'm sure if someone threatened your family you would agree
Of course. Doesn't mean he deserves to be put down though. The guy's obviously got issues. He needs help not locking up.
[quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: He should be put down same as dogs are put down when they attack people[/p][/quote]Try reading the story. He never attacked anyone.[/p][/quote]Threats are close enough as I'm sure if someone threatened your family you would agree[/p][/quote]Of course. Doesn't mean he deserves to be put down though. The guy's obviously got issues. He needs help not locking up. userds5050
  • Score: 1

7:19am Sat 26 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

bullsbags wrote:
Semi naked wielding a pole
Isn't flashing illegal !
If he was nearing the end of his sentence why didn't he just serve out his time?
It's almost as if criminals can sometimes be irrational.
[quote][p][bold]bullsbags[/bold] wrote: Semi naked wielding a pole Isn't flashing illegal ! If he was nearing the end of his sentence why didn't he just serve out his time?[/p][/quote]It's almost as if criminals can sometimes be irrational. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 0

7:32am Sat 26 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Kirsty666 wrote:
Truth Not Fantasy wrote:
'Put him down'? For what, exactly? Let's hope nobody close to you ever gets convicted of a crime, as I doubt you would be quite as enthusiastic in your suggested remedy.
My biological father was convicted of rape in the late 90s and my thoughts were exactly the same
And they're equally as poorly thought out. We're not animals.
[quote][p][bold]Kirsty666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Truth Not Fantasy[/bold] wrote: 'Put him down'? For what, exactly? Let's hope nobody close to you ever gets convicted of a crime, as I doubt you would be quite as enthusiastic in your suggested remedy.[/p][/quote]My biological father was convicted of rape in the late 90s and my thoughts were exactly the same[/p][/quote]And they're equally as poorly thought out. We're not animals. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 1

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