AN IRISHMAN wanted over a stabbing at a holiday park escaped from a British prison in April, police have revealed.
Charlie Casey is the latest absconder to be named following a number of recent cases of criminals going missing in Britain.
The 22-year-old escaped from Sudbury open prison in Derbyshire at the end of April while serving four years and eight months for robbery and false representation.
Casey is now believed to have stabbed a woman at Oakdene Forest Park in St Leonards, Dorset, at around 8pm on Wednesday, May 21.
The victim, a 24-year-old from Wales, suffered non-life-threatening stab wounds to her body and was taken to Poole Hospital.
Dorset Police warned members of the public not to approach Casey if they see him and said they believe he may have been in the Binfield and Slough area but has now moved on to Gwent in Wales.
He is described as white, 6ft 1in and of average build. He has short, dark brown hair, blue eyes and an Irish accent.
Detective Sergeant Andy Bell, from Bournemouth CID, said: “Officers are searching for Charlie Casey and we are following positive lines of inquiry.”
He added: “If members of the public see anyone matching the description, or anyone hiding or acting in a suspicious or unusual way, then I would urge them to call their local police straight away.
“I would like to appeal directly to Charlie to make contact with the authorities as soon as possible.”
Anyone who sees Charlie Casey or has information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call police on 101 or 999.