Appeal to Find Man Who Escaped from Lawful Custody

Officers searching for a man who escaped from lawful custody believe he may have changed his appearance and are renewing their appeal for information.

Dorset Police received a report at 11.13 am on Saturday 26 March 2022 that 32-year-old Kyle Darren Eglington had made off from a court prisoner transport vehicle in Hardy Road in Poole, having assaulted one of the security officers.

Officers carried out a search of the area, with assistance from the NPAS helicopter and British Transport Police, but Kyle was not located.

When he went missing Kyle was only wearing underwear and socks. He was described as white, five feet eleven inches tall and of medium build, with dark brown hair and a beard. He has a birth mark under his right eye and the name ‘Natalie’ tattooed on the left hand side of his neck.

Searches remain ongoing, and enquiries have revealed that he may have been in the West Howe area of Bournemouth in the early hours of Sunday 27 March 2022. Officers also believe that Kyle may have shaved his head and beard since he absconded.

Chief Inspector Neil Wright, of Dorset Police, said:

“I would like to reassure members of the public that we have a number of officers carrying out searches and other enquiries in a bid to locate Kyle Eglington as soon as possible and return him to lawful custody.

“We believe that he may have changed his appearance significantly and will therefore look different to the latest image we have for him.

“I would urge anyone who sees Kyle, or a man matching the description given, to please report it to us. There is nothing at this time to suggest he poses a risk to the general public, however, we would urge people not to approach him and to please dial 999 immediately.”

Eglington had been remanded in custody after being charged with an offence of robbery relating to an incident in Verney Close in Bournemouth on Thursday 24 March 2022 and had appeared at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Friday 25 March 2022.

If you see Kyle Eglington you should dial 999 immediately. Anyone else with information should call 101, quoting incident number 26:244 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.

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