Police issue new images in hunt for London prisoner

Police nonetheless looking for a person who was mistakenly launched from a west London jail have issued new images of the 24-year-old.

William Fernandez was being held on remand at HMP Wormwood Scrubs whereas awaiting trial on sexual assault fees.

But the Metropolitan Police had been knowledgeable by workers on the jail on Wednesday that Fernandez had been launched from custody in error.

Fernandez was arrested and charged with sexual assault, indecent publicity and possession of a category B drug in April 2020, the Met stated.


Officers carried out searches on the jail and the native space, nevertheless it’s believed that quickly after being launched Fernandez travelled by London Underground from East Acton station.

At round 9.30pm on Wednesday night time, he was noticed on CCTV strolling alongside Wealdstone High Street, Harrow, in north-west London.

There have been no confirmed sightings of him since, the Met Police stated.

The power has now issued new CCTV images of Fernandez at Oxford Circus Underground station, recorded shortly earlier than 8.40pm on March 24.

William Fernandez, 24, at Oxford Circus Underground Station in London. Met Police

William Fernandez, 24, at Oxford Circus Underground Station in London. Met Police

Prior to his arrest in 2020, Fernandez had no mounted deal with.

Officers consider he’s most certainly to be in the west London space, however has been recognized to journey on public transport and to spend time at transport hubs.

Detective Chief Inspector Lucy O’Connor, who’s main the search, stated: “I might urge anybody who is aware of of Fernandez’s whereabouts to contact us instantly.

“Any info, regardless of how small, could possibly help our investigation.”

Fernandez is described as white, of medium construct, with thinning hair and a darkish beard.

He has a particular cross tattoo on the left hand facet of his neck.

When final seen, he was sporting a black tracksuit and black hat.

He can also be recognized to make use of the identify Agustin Fernando Jimenez Eiberte.

Anyone with info is suggested to name 999 instantly offering the reference 7873/24MAR.

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