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Convicted murderer spotted in church after absconding from prison



A convicted murderer who absconded from an open prison has been spotted in a church in Hampshire.

Sussex Police have released a CCTV image of Jeremy Brabrooke at St Faith’s Church in the town of Havant.

He had been sentenced to life imprisonment in 1988 for the murder of a 59-year-old woman in Bingley, West Yorkshire.

The 56-year-old inmate left Ford Prison in West Sussex on 14 November and was spotted at the church later that day.

A police spokesman said: “Officers are keen to locate and detain the 56-year-old, who was last seen at the prison on Wednesday (14 November).

“He was captured on CCTV at St Faith’s Church in Havant, Hampshire, later that same day.

“He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1988 for murder in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and is known to have links to Hayling Island and Portsmouth in Hampshire.

“Anyone who sees him or knows where he may be is asked to call 999.”

:: Anyone with information can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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