Gyms on lookout for wanted St Leonards thief

Gyms are being asked to look out for a wanted convicted thief from St Leonards who has been on the run for two months.

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John Fletcher SUS-160607-152314001

John William Francis Fletcher was jailed for two years at the Central Criminal Court in December, 2014, and was released on licence on November 26.

But the 43-year-old has been wanted on recall to prison since June this year after breaching the conditions of his release.

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Fletcher was known to target gym lockers to steal valuables such as high-value watches, and gym proprietors are among those being asked to look out for him.

His last known address was in Church Road, St Leonards, and police believe he may still be living in East Sussex. He also has London links.

Fletcher is described as white, 5’8”, of stocky build, with brown eyes and cropped ginger hair.

Anyone who sees him or knows of his whereabouts is asked to email [email protected] or phone 101, quoting serial 647 of 30/06.

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Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit

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