Police reward after killer’s escape

Paul Flint
Paul Flint

Police have put up a £1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who has absconded from Ford Prison.

Paul Flint, 48, walked out of Ford Prison on July 1 and is thought to have connections to North London. Detectives in West Sussex have been in touch with their Met counterparts.

Flint was sent to prison in 1990 for murder and burglary. Officers believe he may be linked to three recent Brighton and Hove burglaries since he left Ford Prison in July.

Detective Inspector Dave Richards, of Chichester Response Investigation Team, said: “This reward has been offered to help encourage anyone who may have any information about where Paul Flint is to come forward.

“We would urge anyone who know of his whereabouts, to make contact with police. We think he is likely to commit more offences unless he is arrested so I would urge anyone that sees him to contact us immediately. But please do not approach him - just dial 999. We have recent information that suggests Flint may be in North London.”

Flint is black, 5’ 11” of stocky build with black greying hair, wears glasses and speaks with an English accent. He has Paul tattooed onto his fingers on his left hand.