Suffolk Hollesley Bay prisoners on run for 10 years

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Image caption Thirty prisoners absconded from the category D prison in the past two years

Two prisoners are still on the run 10 years after absconding from a Suffolk jail, it has emerged.

The men absconded from Hollesley Bay, a category D prison in 2004.

Suffolk Police confirmed both were serving sentences for burglary. A third man has been on the run since 2007. A further three men who absconded in the last year have also not yet been found.

A spokesman said all absconders were treated as "wanted persons" and the cases were "periodically reviewed".

Michael Dean Cameron, 42, was serving four and a half years and Aaron Enowbaye, 31, was serving 18 months, both for burglary, when they failed to return to the prison near Woodbridge in 2004.

Life sentence

Tangue Augustine, 45, was serving 18 months for attempting to enter Spain on a false passport when he absconded in 2007.

All three are considered to be "absconders still at large" by the Ministry of Justice, as are three more recent absconders who have yet to be detained.

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Image caption Kevin Smith, missing since September, was involved in a raid on Barclays Bank in Cambridgeshire

Paul Oddysses, 49, was serving a life sentence for attempted robbery with a firearm. He escaped on 24 May.

Jonathan McCarthy, serving a three-and-a-half-year sentence for burglary and racially-aggravated violence, has been missing since 20 July 2013, and Kevin Smith, serving more than five years for conspiracy to commit burglary, has been missing since 30 September.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said details of all absconders were shared with other forcers and partner agencies both in the UK and overseas, and were recorded on a national police database.

"These individuals remain as wanted and progress is periodically reviewed to see whether there are new lines of enquiry or intelligence to pursue."

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Image caption HMP Hollesley Bay is an open prison on the Suffolk coast near Woodbridge

A Ministry of Justice spokesman said: "Absconds have reached record lows under this Government - down 80% over the last 10 years.

"Open prisons and temporary licence are an important tool in rehabilitating long term offenders but not at the expense of public safety."

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