Police car outside the hospital in Bury St Edmunds
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Police hunt for 'dangerous' escaped prisoner

Police are continuing to hunt for a "dangerous" prisoner who escaped when two guards were threatened at gunpoint as he arrived at a Suffolk hospital.

Andrew Farndon, 26, who is serving an indeterminate sentence for causing grievous bodily harm was being taken by taxi to hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

Det Ch Insp Nick Bennett said people should not confront Farndon or the gunman.

Farndon previously escaped from court by leaping from the dock in 2007.

Lisa Hampele reports.

  • 26 Jan 2012
  • From the section UK