Derbyshire police appeal for help catching convicted robber on the run

Police are appealing for help catching a convicted robber who is on the run from a prison in Derbyshire.

Thursday, 5th May 2022, 7:30 am
Updated Thursday, 5th May 2022, 8:22 am

Michael Ahearne, 38, failed to return to HMP Sudbury open prison after a period of home leave on 30 April.

He was staying in Winshill, Burton-Upon-Trent during this leave.

Anyone who has seen him or knows of his whereabouts is asked to contact Derbyshire police quoting reference 22*245553.

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Michael Ahearne, 38, failed to return to the open prison

Police say that if you see Ahearne, please do not approach him, and contact officers immediately.

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You can contact the force by these methods:

Facebook– send a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary

Twitter– direct message the contact centre on @DerPolContact

Website– complete the online contact form

Phone – call on 101.

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting

In an emergency you should always call 999.