Prisoner escapes from Norwich Crown Court

Norfolk Constabulary is appealing for help 24 hours after a prisoner escaped from Norwich Crown Court.

Arfath Ali, 28, is wanted by police after escaping custody at the court on Tuesday at around 3.15pm.

He was supposed to be appearing in connection with an assault charge.

Ali is described as 5ft 4 inches tall, of slim build and clean shaven.

He was wearing dark jeans and a blue pullover when last seen.

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Ali is known to have links in the Norwich and London areas.

Police would recommend that he is not approached and that members of the public with any information about his whereabouts contact officers as soon as possible.

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Anyone with any information should immediately contact police on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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