POLICE have issued pictures of Merseyside’s on-the-run prisoners who they want to put back in jail.
The force is hunting 10 offenders who have absconded after breaking terms of their early release from prison.
Recent national figures showed how almost 1,000 offenders were still at large across the UK after breaching conditions of their licence.
We can reveal the identity of those being hunted by Merseyside Police; they are:David Owen
, 27, from Croxteth.John Riley,
35, wanted for a recall to prison after breaching his licence in September 5, 2008.
He is known to frequent Liverpool city centre and the Old Swan areas.John Anthony Davies
, 34, wanted for breaching conditions of licence following an assault.Warren Ivan Mortimer,
25, from Kensington, wanted for breaching conditions of licence following a theft.
Nicholas Paul Chan,
23, from Garston, wanted for breaching conditions of licence following a robbery.Mustafa Jabril,
19, from Toxteth, wanted since June 13, 2008.Peter Turner,
26, from Kensington, wanted since June 17, for breaching his licence conditions.
He is known to frequent Stockbridge Village, Kensington, Huyton and Holyhead, North Wales, and is also known as Stephen Nash.Kyle Yeowart,
22, from Walton, wanted for breaching his licence conditions since January 21.Anthony Hughes,
24, from Falcon Hey, Fazakerley, wanted since March 11 for breaching his licence conditions.Liam Stephen Dickinson,
Today, Merseyside Police insisted they have a good record of returning absconders to jail with 90% of fugitives put back behind bars last year.
And a spokeswomen added none of the outstanding fugitives were wanted for the worst types of offences of murder, serious violence or rape.
Yesterday, one Liverpool fugitive was arrested in the south of England and is due to be transferred back to Merseyside.
Assistant Chief Constable Colin Matthews said: “Merseyside Police takes strong action against people who are unlawfully at large to return them to prison, and information and photographs are frequently released to our website and the media.
“In the last year 527 people were returned to custody out of a total of 540.The force takes the issue of wanted offenders extremely seriously and we do everything that we can to return them to prison.”
In the past fortnight, some forces came under fire after they refused to publish some offenders details under the Data Protection Act prompting opponents to insist that the public should be informed if serious criminals are at large, and their details not kept secret.Anyone who knows the whereabouts of any of these men should contact police on 0151 777 4999 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. THE ECHO