‘Extremely dangerous’ sex offender, 56, ESCAPES from Lincolnshire open prison where he was serving two life sentences after he broke into a house through a cat flap and sexually assaulted woman – as police warn he could be ‘anywhere in the country’
- Paul Robson, 56, fled HMP North Sea Camp in Boston, Lincolnshire, on Sunday
- The convicted sex offender was serving two life sentences for attempted rape
- In 2000 he broke into a 23-year-old woman’s house through a cat flap and sexually assaulted her while holding a knife to her throat
Police hunting an ‘extremely dangerous’ sex offender who escaped from prison on Sunday morning warned he could be ‘anywhere in the country’.
Paul Robson, 56, fled HMP North Sea Camp, an open prison in Boston, Lincolnshire, shortly before 7am.
Robson was given two life sentences in August 2000 after he broke into a 23-year-old woman’s house in Oxford through a cat flap and sexually assaulted her while holding a knife to her throat.
Robson, who was 35 at the time, has a history of sexually-motivated attacks, including assaults on women and girls as young as eight years old.
Police said he risked causing ‘significant harm’ to the public and warned people not to approach him.
Paul Robson, 56, (pictured) was jailed in 2000 and given two life sentences after he broke into a 23-year-old woman’s house through a cat flap and sexually assaulted her while holding a knife to her throat
Robson was serving a life sentence for for attempted rape and indecent assault.
Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Cox said: ‘This man is serving a life sentence and is extremely dangerous.
‘I believe he poses a real risk of causing significant harm to members of the community.
‘Whilst he absconded from a prison in Lincolnshire, by now he may be anywhere in the country and as such I encourage communities around the country to be mindful of this appeal.
‘Since reports of his escape came to light, we have deployed additional resources to apprehend Robson.
‘If you have any information as to his current whereabouts, please get in contact.
This morning Robson escaped from HMP North Sea Camp (pictured), an open prison in Boston, Lincolnshire, shortly before 7am
Police warned although Robson escaped near Boston, he could be ‘anywhere in the country’. They asked people to call 999 but not to approach Robson if they see him
‘If you do find him, please do not approach him, or try to apprehend him yourself, but instead call us on 999.’
He added: ‘We are still working tirelessly to locate Paul Robson and are still working through numerous lines of enquiry.
‘We are really keen to hear from the public with potential sightings so we can take this man off our streets.
‘Rest assured we will continue our efforts to find and arrest him.’
Robson was described as a white male with a bald head, a long goatee beard and of slim build.
If you see Robson, call 999 quoting the reference of incident 202 of February 13.
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