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This violent robber escaped prison - by walking out the front door

Unsophisticated, but successful.

Haroon Ahmed
Haroon Ahmed
Image: Staffordshire Police

AS ESCAPE PLANS go, it is remarkably unsophisticated, but Haroon Ahmed is on the run after strolling out the front door of an English prison.

Derby-born Haroon escaped from HMP Dovegate in Staffordshire, at around 4.15pm on Wednesday, where he is serving a sentence for robbery.

It has been reported that he walked out among a group of people who had come to visit him.

He is described as Asian, 6ft tall with a thin build and short black hair in a crew cut. He was wearing jeans and a grey t-shirt but police say it’s likely he has changed his clothing.

Officers involved in the search for him arrested his brother, Majeed Ahmed and have charged him with assisting a prisoner in escaping from prison.

A black Volkswagen Golf was also recovered as part of the investigation and has been subject to a detailed forensic examination.

The public are being urged not to approach Ahmed if they see him, due to the violent nature of his conviction.

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