30/05/2014

Violent Robber Absconds From Prison

Police are appealing for help to find a violent robber who has gone missing from Ford Prison.

Simon Marcus Rhodes-Butler was jailed for seven years in September 2011 after he and accomplice Ilyas Ismail attacked and robbed a garage owner in South Norwood, London, in March that year.

Rhodes-Butler, 37, was convicted of robbery at Croydon Crown Court.

He was later moved to Ford Prison but absconded from there on 22nd May.

Rhodes-Butler, originally of Offord Road, Tottenham, has friends and family in London.

PC Steve Reed said: "We have been looking for Rhodes-Butler for a week but without success so far.

"We need to speak to anyone who might have an idea where he could be or where he has been staying.

"If you have any information please contact us."

(CVS/CD)

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