Psychopath who raped and killed a woman in Brighton escapes from prison

Posted On 18 Feb 2018 at 12:06 pm

A psychopath who raped and killed a 21-year-old woman in Brighton has escaped from an open prison.

Keith Whitehouse

Keith Whitehouse was found to be missing at 8.15pm yesterday (Saturday 17 February) when a roll call was taken at Leyhill Prison in Gloucestershire.

The 56-year-old inmate had not been seen for three and a half hours.

Whitehouse killed Suzanne Bromiley in a graveyard in Brighton in 1991 while he was on release from Risley Prison in Warrington.

He forced her to have sex at knifepoint, hit her over the head with a brick and stabbed her in the head. Detectives had to use dental records to identify her.

Whitehouse had been serving a 30-month sentence for kidnap until he absconded four months earlier.

No one had been searching for Whitehouse until he killed Miss Bromiley after meeting her at a day centre for unemployed people in Brighton.

He is currently serving a life sentence for manslaughter on the ground of diminished responsibility.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary described Whitehouse as dangerous and said: “If you see him, he should not be approached and you should call 999.”

He was said to be mentally ill with a psychopathic personality disorder.

Suzanne Bromiley

Whitehouse was described as white, 6ft 5in tall, of slim build with short grey hair, a grey moustache and goatee-style beard. He has an eagle tattoo on his left arm and a leopard on his right arm.

Police said that he had links with Brighton and the West Midlands.

  1. Leo Reply

    At 6ft 5in tall, he’ll have to ‘Lay Low’ to avoid capture!

  2. Tina shaheen Reply

    How on earth can someone who is so mad be realised it’s so so wrong, who is it that decides, I wonder where they got there qualifications who ever released him must have this on his conscience.

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