Police still hunting for escaped prisoner

Ivan Leach, aka Lee Cyrus
Ivan Leach, aka Lee Cyrus
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Nottinghamshire police are warning people to be on the look out for a ‘dangerous and predatory’ escaped prisoner who is believed to have committed a serious sex offence while on the run.

Ivan Leach, also known as Lee Cyrus, 47, went missing from North Sea Camp open prison, Boston, Lincolnshire on Tuesday 9th October after going on day release.

Officers have warned Leach, who was born in Preston but has links to Nottinghamshire including a potential sighting in the city centre ten days ago, should not under any circumstances be approached as he poses a significant risk. He is believed to have carried out a very serious sexual attack in Tayside, Scotland, since he absconded, although further details cannot be released for legal reasons.

Despite a large scale police search and numerous reported sightings he remains at large.

Leach was jailed for life in 2005 for robbing a 90-year-old woman near Preston. He is described as white, around five feet 11 inches tall, of stocky build with cropped hair and hazel eyes.

If you have any information then call police on 101 or freephone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.