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'Dangerous' prisoner still on the run two months after he fled Borough courtroom

Southwark Police have reiterated their appeals for information concerning a sex offender who absconded from Inner London Crown Court in Newington Causeway on 22 December 2008.

'Dangerous' prisoner still on the run two months after he fled Borough courtroom

Paul Reid, 32, had been sentenced earlier in December to two years in prison for indecent assault.

He was reappearing at Inner London Crown Court for an appeal hearing when he absconded from the courtroom at approximately 11am on Monday 22 December.

Reid is described as black, approx. 5'10" tall with a muscular build. He was last seen wearing a black fleece jacket and blue jeans.

Reid is known to frequent the Plaistow area. Detectives say that he is considered dangerous and should not be approached.

Officers are asking anyone who may know of his whereabouts, or who may have seen him, to call Southwark Police on 020 7232 6145 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For an immediate sighting, please call 999.

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