Aggravated burglary police appeal
PUBLISHED: 10:08 08 May 2012 | UPDATED: 14:32 08 May 2012
Devon and Cornwall police are appealing for help tracing a 24-year-old man wanted in connection with aggravated burglary.
Police in the East Devon area are seeking a 24-year-old man who is wanted in connection with an aggravated burglary offence.
Maxwell Wilson was convicted at Exeter Crown Court on Thursday April 26. He was given a sentence of 14 years for aggravated burglary in which an elderly couple were attacked in their home in Honiton.
He had however escaped lawful custody from Taunton Police Station in February 2012, despite being restrained with rigid cuffs and was therefore convicted and sentenced in his absence.
He has married into a traveller family and his last known address is a caravan on Chubbards Cross, Ilton in Somerset.
Avon and Somerset are actively searching for him but he may also have links in East Devon and travels extensively throughout Devon and Cornwall.
Devon and Cornwall police are proactively following a number of lines of enquiry to ascertain his current location.
Police intend to arrest once he has been located.
He is described as being a white man, 5’ 11” in height slim muscular build with short dark brown hair, and blue eyes,
He is considered to be dangerous and police advise the public not to approach him but to call 999 if they see him.
Anyone with any information as to his current whereabouts is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting police reference KH/11/22 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or report online at www.Crimestoppers-uk.org