Manhunt continues for inmate on the run from Ford Prison - 'Do not approach him, dial 999'

Police are still searching for an inmate, who has been on the run for more than a week after absconding from Ford Prison.

Jay Davis, 33, is reported to have gone missing around 8am last Monday (October 12).

According to Sussex Police, in an appeal on Friday (October 16), Davis was serving a sentence for possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

Sign up to our daily SussexWorld Today newsletter

In a post on social media today (Tuesday, October 20), police said the inmate may have travelled to Hampshire, 'in particular Portsmouth'.

"Do not approach him, instead dial 999 if you see him," a police spokesperson said.

Davis is described as 5ft 6in, of slim build, with brown hair.

If you see him in Sussex, please use the reference 47200176527.

If you see him in Hampshire, please use the reference 44200396445.

Jay Davis is reported to have gone missing from Ford Prison around 8am last Monday (October 12). Photo: Sussex Police

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.

A message from the Editor, Gary Shipton:

In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news, I am asking you to please purchase a copy of our newspapers.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspapers.

Jay Davis was pictured at Chichester Railway station last Monday morning. Photo: Sussex Police

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.

Stay safe, and best wishes.