A VIOLENT offender who was jailed for an unprovoked attack in 2011 is the latest in an increasingly long line of absconders from a South Derbyshire prison.
Scott Green, 24, failed to return to HMP Sudbury between Thursday night and the early hours of yesterday morning.
Green received a six year jail term at Derby Crown Court on May 19, 2011 after being convicted of wounding with intent.
He is white, five feet eight inches tall, slim with short dark brown hair. His last known address is in Derby.
In August, Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths demanded an investigation into Sudbury Prison after a string of offenders, included one who violently terrorised London banks and betting shops, went on the run.
In July, two absconders burgled a house in Uttoxeter while on the run while one snatched a woman’s bag in the town centre.
At the time, Mr Griffiths said the number of prisoners who absconded from the prison was ‘worrying’.
He said: “Everybody recognises there is a place fin the penal system for an open prison like Sudbury to help rehabilitate people back into the community, but there is clearly a problem when, on such a regular basis, prisoners are walking out of the gates.
“If this is happening so regularly, something is clearly going wrong with the type of prisoners they are putting in the open prisons.”
Despite the frequent nature of the absconds from Sudbury, the Ministry of Justice insists it is working to tackle the issue around the UK.