Paul Maxwell convicted killer escapes jail

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a man who is unlawfully at large.

Paul Maxwell (04/10/1964), was jailed for life in 1996 for murder and robbery.

Today, Friday 21 February 2014, he absconded while on day release with prison staff in Rochdale town centre.

He is described as white, about 5ft 7in tall, of medium build with short brown hair and blue eyes. He wears glasses and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a grey fleece top and white training shoes.

He has links to Rochdale and Tameside.

Inspector Niall Pawson, said: “While we do not believe Paul Maxwell presents a significant threat to the public, he is unlawfully at large and he needs to be returned to prison.

“I would ask anyone with information about where he currently is, has been or could be heading contacts us in confidence.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or 0161 856 4473 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Guidance: Maxwell is currently serving his sentence at HMP Buckley Hall