Police manhunt under way in Hove after criminal flees court

Posted On 08 Sep 2021 at 3:24 pm

A police manhunt is under way in Hove this afternoon (Wednesday 8 September) after a defendant fled the crown court.

Jack Tyler

Sussex Police said: “Police are searching for wanted man Jack Tyler in Hove.

“Tyler, 28, was last seen at Hove Crown Court and officers are urgently looking for him as he is believed to have suffered a serious ankle injury that requires medical attention.

“Tyler was arrested by police in August following an appeal for information on his whereabouts.

“He was charged with burglary and affray and remanded in custody to appear before Hove Crown Court on Wednesday 8 September.

“However, during the hearing, Tyler escaped from court custody and fled from the courtroom.

“Police were called to attend and officers are carrying out extensive searches in the vicinity.

“He is described as 5ft 4in in height, of stocky build, with dark, shaved hair.

“He was wearing a dark zipped-up jumper, dark jogging bottoms and one blue and white trainer.

“He is known to have links to the Hastings area.

“Anyone who sees him or has any information as to his whereabouts is asked to dial 999 quoting serial 611 of 08/09.”

Hove Crown Court

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