Hunt For Escaped Prisoner

Man flees Wimbledon Court

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Police are hunting a man charged with robbery offences who fled from the dock at Wimbledon Magistrates' Court.

Jeremy Pearce (right), aged 21, is said to be "dangerous" and the public have been advised not to approach him.

He fled from the court at 12.30pm on Monday (January 3) after being remanded in custody on three counts of robbery and one of possessing an offensive weapon.

He is descibed as black, approximately 6ft 4ins tall, of slim build, with an "Afro" hairstyle. He has stubble on his face.

He also has a distinctive scar on forehead, a one and half inch scar on his left hand, a cut to his right wrist, and a burn scar on the back of his right hand.

Pearce was wearing a white tracksuit top, white tracksuit trousers and black plimsolls.
Police believe it is unlikely he will still be in these clothes but are appealing to anyone who may have come across these items if they were discarded.

Detective Superintendent Gerry Campbell, of Wandsworth CID, said: "Jeremy Pearce has been on the run for four days now, and we continue to appeal to the public to come forward with any information about his whereabouts.

"I would also remind anyone who might be harbouring him that they are committing an offence and they will be arrested. This man must be found and face the consequences of his actions through a fair trial in court.

"Anyone with any information on his whereabouts, please call your local police on 0300 123 1212 or to provide information anonymously please call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111."

Police warn he is considered dangerous and have advised the public not to approach him direct. If anyone has an immediate sighting of him, they should ring 999.

January 7, 2011