Man convicted of manslaughter on the run from open prison at North Sea Camp

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Peter Sullivan

Authorities have announced that a man convicted of manslaughter has absconded from North Sea Camp.

Peter Sullivan, 54, was convicted of manslaughter some 30 years ago and after being moved to an open prison near Boston, appears to have simply walked off the site.

North Sea Camp was first opened as a Borstal in 1935, and has come under frequent criticism since it was developed as an open prison.  In August 2006, headlines emerged  that 49 prisoners had absconded from the Camp in a twelve month period, and that a total of 339 had absconded since 1996.

Following these revelations, the popular TV show Dispatches secretly recorded a documentary at the North Sea Camp revealing prisoners taking drugs and smuggling alcohol. It also demonstrated weaknesses in the prison’s security procedures and described the escape of a man with convictions for robbery and arson which were blamed on security failures and collusion by fellow prisoners.

In 2009 inspectors announced i improvements at the camp but this was then followed by two accused rapists absconding.

The latest absconder is named Peter Sullivan and authorities are appealing for information on his whereabouts. He is white, 5ft 11ins in height, of slim build, with a grey beard and receding hairline.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 323 of November 29th.