Police search for 'potentially dangerous' prisoner serving life sentence who absconded from Sheppey prison

PUBLISHED: 16:28 12 May 2016 | UPDATED: 16:28 12 May 2016

William Charles Pearce

William Charles Pearce


He went missing from open prison, HMP Standford Hill

A prisoner who is serving a life sentence for armed robbery went missing on Monday.

William Charles Pearce went missing from HMP Standford Hill open prison on the Isle of Sheppey just after 1pm earlier in the week.

Pearce is believed to have used a vehicle to get away from the prison and travel towards London.

Investigating officer, Sam De Lozey, said: “Pearce is viewed as potentially dangerous and violent and I would urge members of the public to not approach him directly, but to immediately call Kent Police on 101 quoting crime reference 09-1031

He has links to Kent, Sussex, south east London, north London and Birmingham.

Pearce has two scars on his face, one covering three inches on his left cheek, and a smaller one on his forehead.

He is white, of slim build with dark shaven hair and brown eyes.

He has a tattoo with the words ‘Mum and ‘Dad’ on his right shoulder, a tattoo with the word ‘Charlie’ on his left forearm and a tattoo with two stars and the words ‘Charlie Joanne’ on his left upper arm.

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