Efit image released of gunman

Police have issued this e fit of the man they want in connnection with the armed release of a Highpoint prisoner from outside West Suffolk Hospital on January 25

Police have issued this e fit of the man they want in connnection with the armed release of a Highpoint prisoner from outside West Suffolk Hospital on January 25

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Police have issued an efit description of the man wanted in connection with the release of a Highpoitn prisoner at gunpoint.

Andrew Farndon, 26, was being transported to West Suffolk Hospital for treatment to a shoulder wound when guards were held up at gunpoint and Farndon escaped.

The man with the gun is described as white, in his mid 40s, around 5ft 8ins tall, of stocky build, possibly with a Scottish accent and was wearing a white top and blue jeans.

Farndon is described as white, 6ft 1ins, of slim build and at the time of escape he had a goatee beard. He was wearing a dark blue baseball cap, light coloured jumper that was padded on the right side due to the injury to the shoulder.

Detective Chief Inspector Nick Bennett, who is leading the police inquiry said of Farndon: “He is a potentially dangerous man and determined efforts are being made by ourselves and forces across the county to trace him and his accomplice.”

Yesterday police issued CCTV images of the man with the gun approaching the scene of the incident and the two men fleeing afterwards. Also released were images of potential witnesses to the incident.