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Public appeal in search for wanted Bridport man

18 November 2021
Officers are appealing for information from the public to help locate a wanted man from Bridport.

John Robert Burton, 38, is wanted by officers to be recalled to prison after failing to attend the necessary probation appointments while on licence. 

He has connections to West Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. 

He is described as white, around six feet one inch tall and of medium build with a bald head and was last seen to have a long light brown beard.

Detective Sergeant Mark Shields, of Dorset Police, said: “We have been carrying out an extensive number of enquiries to locate John Burton, but these have so far been unsuccessful.

“I am appealing to any members of the public with any information or knowledge as to his whereabouts to please contact us.

“While we do not have any information to suggest Burton presents a risk to the general public, anyone who sees him is urged not to approach him but instead dial 999 immediately.”

If you see John Burton, you should call 999 immediately. Anyone with other information should call 101, quoting occurrence 55210176519 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.

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