Police hunt convicted murder who fled Ford Prison in 2010

Robert Donovan, picture issued by Sussex Police
Robert Donovan, picture issued by Sussex Police

POLICE are appealing for help to find a convicted murderer who is missing from Ford Prison.

Robert Donovan, 57, was jailed after he stabbed to death a man in the street in London’s West End when he was 17.

In December 1974 he was jailed for life for the murder.

He was later moved to Ford Prison and left there on day release on June 19, 2010. He did not return and officers have been unable to trace him since.

Donovan has links to London and the Midlands and may have family living in Portsmouth. He may also be using the alias David Green.

PC Steve Reed said: “We have been looking for Donovan for several years without success which suggests he has left Sussex and could be elsewhere in the country.

“We need to speak to anyone who could have any idea where he is or where he could be.

“There is nothing to suggest that Donovan is currently a danger to the public but he has not served his sentence so we want to get him back into custody so justice can be done.”

If you see Donovan, do not approach him but instead call 999 immediately.

If you have information about where Donovan could be please call 101 quoting his name, email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.