THAMES Valley Police are appealing for help finding an on-the-run prisoner who has allegedly burgled homes since his escape.

Jason Sufi, 39, absconded from HMP Springhill, in Grendon Underwood, Buckinghamshire, on Wednesday, 20 February at about 1.15pm.

He had been serving a nine-year indeterminate sentence for burglary, false imprisonment and robbery, and is now wanted in connection with five burglaries spanning five counties – including Hampshire.

Sufi is white, about 5ft 6ins tall with olive skin, dark hair and a medium build.

He was last seen wearing a light blue tracksuit with socks over the bottoms.

It is believed he may have travelled across the UK.

Detective Sergeant Bruce Wilson, based at Aylesbury police station, said: “Since Sufi absconded from HMP Springhill, he is now wanted in connection with burglaries which occurred throughout the south of England.

“He may have travelled elsewhere across the UK, so we would like to speak to anyone who has any information as to his whereabouts.

“If you see him, do not approach him, but call 999 quoting reference 43190054895.

“If you have any other information which could help us locate him, please call 101.

“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”