Police launch hunt for missing violent criminal

Paul Joseph Heppenstall

Paul Joseph Heppenstall

First published in Crime

POLICE have today launched a hunt for violent criminal missing in Hampshire.

Officers issued an appeal for any information to help capture Paul Joseph Heppenstall.

They even issued a photograph of the 30-year-old, who they say has broken the conditions of his release from prison.

Police say they want to find and the arrest 30-year-old so he can be returned to custody and have urged the public not to approach him.

The last contact Heppenstall had with the authorities was in Hampshire on  July 28, 2012 shortly after his release from prison.

He was convicted of grievous bodily harm (GBH) and sentenced to five years in prison in May 2010 for attacking a member of the public on Eastern Road in Portsmouth in October 2009.

Detective Chief Inspector Ben Snuggs of Hampshire Constabulary's Public Protection Department said: "We have been following many lines of enquiry in our efforts to locate and arrest Paul Heppenstall and we are grateful to everyone who has helped officers with various leads regarding his whereabouts.

"We are now making a wider appeal to members of the public, particularly in Portsmouth, where our latest information suggests he can be found.”

Heppenstall is described as:

  • White
  •  5 ft 7 ins tall
  •  Medium build
  •  Ginger, receding hair, usually cut short
  •  Blue eyes

DCI Ben Snuggs added: “Mr Heppenstall has a history of violence for which he was imprisoned by the courts two years ago.

“Police are eager to return him to jail as he now continues to display a blatant disregard for the conditions of his release into the community.

"Our current information suggests Mr Heppenstall does not pose an immediate threat to any particular members of the public. He is not accused or suspected of any other crimes, apart from breaching his prison release licence.

“Nevertheless, due to his past behaviour, we would advise people against approaching him.

"Any sightings and information about his whereabouts or intentions should be reported to the police immediately by phoning 101 - or if it's an emergency – dial 999. Please remember that you can also give us information anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”

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2:13pm Thu 27 Dec 12

ToastyTea says...

"They even issued a photograph of the 30-year-old". Um so where is that picture ???
"They even issued a photograph of the 30-year-old". Um so where is that picture ??? ToastyTea
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2:35pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Dasal says...

ToastyTea wrote:
"They even issued a photograph of the 30-year-old". Um so where is that picture ???
Patience, my friend, patience.

Remember this is the DE..................
....
but we got there in the end.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: "They even issued a photograph of the 30-year-old". Um so where is that picture ???[/p][/quote]Patience, my friend, patience. Remember this is the DE.................. .... but we got there in the end. Dasal
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2:50pm Thu 27 Dec 12

ToastyTea says...

ugh he's a ginger, stear clear for sure.
ugh he's a ginger, stear clear for sure. ToastyTea
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2:56pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Dasal says...

Not "gingercyclist" by any chance???
Not "gingercyclist" by any chance??? Dasal
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3:38pm Thu 27 Dec 12

hulla baloo says...

Sentenced to 5 years in 2010 and out after 2, on licence. Crazy.
Sentenced to 5 years in 2010 and out after 2, on licence. Crazy. hulla baloo
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4:01pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Inform Al says...

Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s
Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s Inform Al
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4:18pm Thu 27 Dec 12

freefinker says...

Inform Al wrote:
Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s
.. ah, yes. The 1950's: -
Rationing.
Homosexuality - illegal.
Abortion - in back streets.
Innocent people - hung.
Caning kids in school - a teachers' perk.
Empire – yes, we still killed the innocent natives.
Smog – wonderful, killed thousands.

Shall I go on, or does someone else wish to contribute?
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s[/p][/quote].. ah, yes. The 1950's: - Rationing. Homosexuality - illegal. Abortion - in back streets. Innocent people - hung. Caning kids in school - a teachers' perk. Empire – yes, we still killed the innocent natives. Smog – wonderful, killed thousands. Shall I go on, or does someone else wish to contribute? freefinker
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4:21pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Dasal says...

freefinker wrote:
Inform Al wrote: Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s
.. ah, yes. The 1950's: - Rationing. Homosexuality - illegal. Abortion - in back streets. Innocent people - hung. Caning kids in school - a teachers' perk. Empire – yes, we still killed the innocent natives. Smog – wonderful, killed thousands. Shall I go on, or does someone else wish to contribute?
Ah yes................
How soon we forget !!!
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s[/p][/quote].. ah, yes. The 1950's: - Rationing. Homosexuality - illegal. Abortion - in back streets. Innocent people - hung. Caning kids in school - a teachers' perk. Empire – yes, we still killed the innocent natives. Smog – wonderful, killed thousands. Shall I go on, or does someone else wish to contribute?[/p][/quote]Ah yes................ How soon we forget !!! Dasal
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4:48pm Thu 27 Dec 12

southampton999 says...

freefinker wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s
.. ah, yes. The 1950's: -
Rationing.
Homosexuality - illegal.
Abortion - in back streets.
Innocent people - hung.
Caning kids in school - a teachers' perk.
Empire – yes, we still killed the innocent natives.
Smog – wonderful, killed thousands.

Shall I go on, or does someone else wish to contribute?
I think that what they meant was that people generally had respect for each other and the law. And that when criminals were jailed (or gaoled) then they actually served a sentence.There is a lesson from history and the is 'never judge history by todays' standards'. So yes the 1950's certainly weren't perfect but there are aspects that we should return to and look back on with fondness and others that we should learn from.
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s[/p][/quote].. ah, yes. The 1950's: - Rationing. Homosexuality - illegal. Abortion - in back streets. Innocent people - hung. Caning kids in school - a teachers' perk. Empire – yes, we still killed the innocent natives. Smog – wonderful, killed thousands. Shall I go on, or does someone else wish to contribute?[/p][/quote]I think that what they meant was that people generally had respect for each other and the law. And that when criminals were jailed (or gaoled) then they actually served a sentence.There is a lesson from history and the is 'never judge history by todays' standards'. So yes the 1950's certainly weren't perfect but there are aspects that we should return to and look back on with fondness and others that we should learn from. southampton999
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4:49pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Graeme Harrison says...

Dasal wrote:
freefinker wrote:
Inform Al wrote: Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s
.. ah, yes. The 1950's: - Rationing. Homosexuality - illegal. Abortion - in back streets. Innocent people - hung. Caning kids in school - a teachers' perk. Empire – yes, we still killed the innocent natives. Smog – wonderful, killed thousands. Shall I go on, or does someone else wish to contribute?
Ah yes................
How soon we forget !!!
Indeed, some people do. Where's the mention of ringworm, rickets, and diphtheria?
[quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s[/p][/quote].. ah, yes. The 1950's: - Rationing. Homosexuality - illegal. Abortion - in back streets. Innocent people - hung. Caning kids in school - a teachers' perk. Empire – yes, we still killed the innocent natives. Smog – wonderful, killed thousands. Shall I go on, or does someone else wish to contribute?[/p][/quote]Ah yes................ How soon we forget !!![/p][/quote]Indeed, some people do. Where's the mention of ringworm, rickets, and diphtheria? Graeme Harrison
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5:20pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Big Mac says...

Anyone remember the sheer pleasure of dipping into Bird's custard?
Anyone remember the sheer pleasure of dipping into Bird's custard? Big Mac
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5:25pm Thu 27 Dec 12

southampton999 says...

Big Mac wrote:
Anyone remember the sheer pleasure of dipping into Bird's custard?
Filth
[quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: Anyone remember the sheer pleasure of dipping into Bird's custard?[/p][/quote]Filth southampton999
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5:30pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Big Mac says...

southampton999 wrote:
Big Mac wrote:
Anyone remember the sheer pleasure of dipping into Bird's custard?
Filth
But fun.
[quote][p][bold]southampton999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: Anyone remember the sheer pleasure of dipping into Bird's custard?[/p][/quote]Filth[/p][/quote]But fun. Big Mac
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5:35pm Thu 27 Dec 12

southampton999 says...

I have seen a documentary about that sort of stuff!!!
I have seen a documentary about that sort of stuff!!! southampton999
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6:58pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Sir Ad E Noid says...

Oh how it would be so different if we still had the empire?
Oh how it would be so different if we still had the empire? Sir Ad E Noid
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9:10pm Thu 27 Dec 12

wake up says...

freefinker wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s
.. ah, yes. The 1950's: -
Rationing.
Homosexuality - illegal.
Abortion - in back streets.
Innocent people - hung.
Caning kids in school - a teachers' perk.
Empire – yes, we still killed the innocent natives.
Smog – wonderful, killed thousands.

Shall I go on, or does someone else wish to contribute?
and BRYLCREEM to...... "they were the good old days "

the smell of boiled cabbage & gruel, but now its the smell of muckdonalds which is worse lol

you cannot beat the 50s , everything was cheap you could live for a week on 50p & still have change for your bus fare home , lol
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s[/p][/quote].. ah, yes. The 1950's: - Rationing. Homosexuality - illegal. Abortion - in back streets. Innocent people - hung. Caning kids in school - a teachers' perk. Empire – yes, we still killed the innocent natives. Smog – wonderful, killed thousands. Shall I go on, or does someone else wish to contribute?[/p][/quote]and BRYLCREEM to...... "they were the good old days " the smell of boiled cabbage & gruel, but now its the smell of muckdonalds which is worse lol you cannot beat the 50s , everything was cheap you could live for a week on 50p & still have change for your bus fare home , lol wake up
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9:40pm Thu 27 Dec 12

CHARLIE TAYLOR says...

freefinker wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s
.. ah, yes. The 1950's: -
Rationing.
Homosexuality - illegal.
Abortion - in back streets.
Innocent people - hung.
Caning kids in school - a teachers' perk.
Empire – yes, we still killed the innocent natives.
Smog – wonderful, killed thousands.

Shall I go on, or does someone else wish to contribute?
In the good old days !
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s[/p][/quote].. ah, yes. The 1950's: - Rationing. Homosexuality - illegal. Abortion - in back streets. Innocent people - hung. Caning kids in school - a teachers' perk. Empire – yes, we still killed the innocent natives. Smog – wonderful, killed thousands. Shall I go on, or does someone else wish to contribute?[/p][/quote]In the good old days ! CHARLIE TAYLOR
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10:47pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Inform Al says...

freefinker wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s
.. ah, yes. The 1950's: -
Rationing.
Homosexuality - illegal.
Abortion - in back streets.
Innocent people - hung.
Caning kids in school - a teachers' perk.
Empire – yes, we still killed the innocent natives.
Smog – wonderful, killed thousands.

Shall I go on, or does someone else wish to contribute?
Name me one person in the 1950s wrongly hung.
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s[/p][/quote].. ah, yes. The 1950's: - Rationing. Homosexuality - illegal. Abortion - in back streets. Innocent people - hung. Caning kids in school - a teachers' perk. Empire – yes, we still killed the innocent natives. Smog – wonderful, killed thousands. Shall I go on, or does someone else wish to contribute?[/p][/quote]Name me one person in the 1950s wrongly hung. Inform Al
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10:51pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Lockssmart says...

Dasal wrote:
Not "gingercyclist" by any chance???
Looks too intelligent
[quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: Not "gingercyclist" by any chance???[/p][/quote]Looks too intelligent Lockssmart
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2:53am Fri 28 Dec 12

wake up says...

Inform Al wrote:
freefinker wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s
.. ah, yes. The 1950's: -
Rationing.
Homosexuality - illegal.
Abortion - in back streets.
Innocent people - hung.
Caning kids in school - a teachers' perk.
Empire – yes, we still killed the innocent natives.
Smog – wonderful, killed thousands.

Shall I go on, or does someone else wish to contribute?
Name me one person in the 1950s wrongly hung.
apparently ERROL FLYNN was hung well , so hollywood reports said,,, he was innocent ,,
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s[/p][/quote].. ah, yes. The 1950's: - Rationing. Homosexuality - illegal. Abortion - in back streets. Innocent people - hung. Caning kids in school - a teachers' perk. Empire – yes, we still killed the innocent natives. Smog – wonderful, killed thousands. Shall I go on, or does someone else wish to contribute?[/p][/quote]Name me one person in the 1950s wrongly hung.[/p][/quote]apparently ERROL FLYNN was hung well , so hollywood reports said,,, he was innocent ,, wake up
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7:16am Fri 28 Dec 12

duncan1973 says...

Inform Al wrote:
freefinker wrote:
Inform Al wrote: Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s
.. ah, yes. The 1950's: - Rationing. Homosexuality - illegal. Abortion - in back streets. Innocent people - hung. Caning kids in school - a teachers' perk. Empire – yes, we still killed the innocent natives. Smog – wonderful, killed thousands. Shall I go on, or does someone else wish to contribute?
Name me one person in the 1950s wrongly hung.
George Kelly 1950
Derek Bentley 1952
Timothy Evans 1953

There are others, but you're just being lazy in trying to defend a foolishly made point.
[quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s[/p][/quote].. ah, yes. The 1950's: - Rationing. Homosexuality - illegal. Abortion - in back streets. Innocent people - hung. Caning kids in school - a teachers' perk. Empire – yes, we still killed the innocent natives. Smog – wonderful, killed thousands. Shall I go on, or does someone else wish to contribute?[/p][/quote]Name me one person in the 1950s wrongly hung.[/p][/quote]George Kelly 1950 Derek Bentley 1952 Timothy Evans 1953 There are others, but you're just being lazy in trying to defend a foolishly made point. duncan1973
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7:14pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Turtlebay says...

freefinker wrote:
Inform Al wrote:
Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s
.. ah, yes. The 1950's: -
Rationing.
Homosexuality - illegal.
Abortion - in back streets.
Innocent people - hung.
Caning kids in school - a teachers' perk.
Empire – yes, we still killed the innocent natives.
Smog – wonderful, killed thousands.

Shall I go on, or does someone else wish to contribute?
Rationing=Healthy people
Homosexuality - illegal, it still is in God's Law.
Abortion - Murder of innocent babies is still outlawed by God.
Caning kids in school - = people with respect for each other and society.
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Inform Al[/bold] wrote: Nothing changes, the police put them away and then have to waste time looking for them again. Time to return to the reality of the 1950s[/p][/quote].. ah, yes. The 1950's: - Rationing. Homosexuality - illegal. Abortion - in back streets. Innocent people - hung. Caning kids in school - a teachers' perk. Empire – yes, we still killed the innocent natives. Smog – wonderful, killed thousands. Shall I go on, or does someone else wish to contribute?[/p][/quote]Rationing=Healthy people Homosexuality - illegal, it still is in God's Law. Abortion - Murder of innocent babies is still outlawed by God. Caning kids in school - = people with respect for each other and society. Turtlebay
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