Convicted killer on the run, Crimestoppers offer 5k reward.

Independent crime-fighting Charity Crimestoppers is today offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information passed through its 0800 555 111 number that leads to the arrest of a convicted murderer who has breached his prison release licence.

William Kerr was sentenced to life in prison in 1998 for the murder of Maureen Comfort in Leeds, but absconded from a probation hostel in Hull after he was released from prison on licence at the end of January.

Kerr is said to have links to London, West Yorkshire and Humberside. He is believed to have travelled to the London area.

Crimestoppers is now offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information given to the Charity that leads to the arrest of Kerr.

A Crimestoppers spokesperson said: “Police have described Kerr as a very dangerous man and it is urgent that he is returned to prison after this breach of his licence.

“We understand that it might be someone that knows him personally who is aware of where he is, and for that reason, I would urge you to contact Crimestoppers, completely anonymously, safe in the knowledge nobody will ever know you spoke to us. Do the right thing and tell us where Kerr is.”

If you have any information on the whereabouts of William Kerr then please contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through our Anonymous Online Form at

*Note: This reward will only qualify if information is passed to Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number or anonymous online form. Information passed directly to police will not qualify for the full amount.