Runaway sex offender Paul Robson arrested 4 days after escaping from prison

Paul Robson, who escaped on Sunday, is serving a life sentence for attempted rape and indecent assault

Paul Robson
Paul Robson

A “dangerous” sex offender who was on the run four days after escaping from prison has been caught.

Paul Robson was found in the Skegness area after escaping from an open prison near Boston, Lincolnshire Police speak.

The 56-year-old man who escaped on Sunday is serving a life sentence for rape and indecent assault.

He has previously been described as a “dangerous sex offender” who “can cause real harm to anyone he comes across”, Lincolnshire Police Chief Detective Superintendent Andy Cox.

He was reported missing from the HMP North Sea Camp in Boston, Lincolnshire.

An updated image of Paul Robson


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Paul Robson has special facial hair


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Today, East Region Superintendent Kate Anderson said: “We are pleased to announce that we have arrested Paul Robson.

“We are grateful to the members of the public who have helped and supported them to share our appeal, and we also want to thank everyone who has called in with the ability to see him. .

“We also want to thank our partner agencies and officers for working tirelessly to capture Robson.”

Robson was transferred to an open prison last month after being denied parole five times.

HMP North Sea Camp Open Prison in Boston, Lincolnshire


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He was jailed in 2000 after breaking into a woman’s home and sexually assaulting her while holding a knife to her neck.

Lincolnshire Police say he could be anywhere across the country as they warn people not to go near him but to call 999.

On Monday as the search was underway, Detective Superintendent Cox said: “We are still working tirelessly to locate Paul Robson and are still working through multiple avenues of investigation.

“He could be anywhere in the country and we really want to hear from the public with the visibility to be able to get this man off our streets.

“Robson is a dangerous sex offender and while he poses a particular danger to women and young children, I believe he can cause real harm to anyone he comes across. .

“If you see Robson, please don’t go near him and don’t try to arrest him. Call 999 immediately.

“We are truly grateful for all that has been shared so far and rest assured that we will continue our efforts to find and arrest him. Thank you.”

Robson is described as a white male with a bald head, long goatee and slender body.

It is believed that he possesses a dark donkey coat with a large collar and blue on the shoulders.

While police said in the past they also believe “his facial hair may not be the same as the image we have circulated before, and it may not be tied up and may be lighter in color.”

Meanwhile, Labor has written to Justice Secretary Dominic Raab questioning why Robson is being held in an open prison.

Steve Reed, Shadow Attorney General, said: “Dominic Raab has serious questions to answer about why such a dangerous criminal would be deemed fit to be in a prison. open so he can escape.

“The public will be deeply concerned that, once again, this high taxation and petty crime Conservative Government has put the public at risk.” Runaway sex offender Paul Robson arrested 4 days after escaping from prison

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