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Hunt for dangerous’ convict after courtroom escape

PUBLISHED: 22:07 25 February 2009 | UPDATED: 14:06 05 October 2010

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SCOTLAND Yard tonight issued this photograph of convicted criminal Paul Reid from East London who did a runner from court. The 32-year-old had already been sentenced to a two-year stretch for indecent assault and reappeared in the dock for an appeal on December 22 when he absconded

SCOTLAND Yard tonight issued this photograph of convicted criminal Paul Reid from East London who did a runner from court.

The 32-year-old had already been sentenced in December to a two-year stretch for indecent assault.

He reappeared in the dock at Inner London Crown court for an appeal on December 22 when he absconded at 11am.

Reid is known to frequent the Plaistow area of East London. He is black, about 5ft 10ins tall with a muscular build, last seen wearing a black fleece’ jacket and blue jeans.

Detectives say he is “considered dangerous” and urge the public not to approach him. They are appealing to anyone who knows Reid’s whereabouts or has information to call Southwark CID on 020-7232 6145, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.

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