Police are looking for a man who escaped from a van with only underwear and socks

Police are looking for a man who escaped from a jail vehicle in Upper Parkstone, Poole – in his underwear and socks. Kyle Darren Eglinton, 32, got out of the van at 11.13am today (March 26) after assaulting security guards on Hardy Road.

He is described as white, five foot eleven and of medium build, with dark brown hair and a beard. Officers have attended the scene and are carrying out a detailed search of the area, with assistance from the NPAS helicopter and British Transport Police.

Eglinton had been remanded in custody after being charged with a misdemeanor robbery related to an incident at Verney Close in Bournemouth on Thursday March 24, and appeared at Poole Magistrates’ Court on Friday March 25.

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Superintendent Heather Dixey, of Dorset Police, said: ‘I would like to reassure members of the public that we have a number of officers carrying out searches and other investigations with the aim of locating Kyle Eglington as soon as possible. as possible and return him to lawful custody. .

“I urge anyone who has seen a male in the area wearing only his underwear and socks, or who matches the description given above and appears to be avoiding detection, to please let us know. . Nothing at this time suggests he poses a risk to the general public, however, we urge people not to approach him and to dial 999 immediately.

“There will be a significant police presence in the area as we conduct these investigations and officers may be approached by members of the community with any concerns.”

Dorset Police have urged the public to dial 999 immediately if they see Mr Eglington. Anyone else with information should call 101, quoting incident number 26:244 or Crimestoppers confidentially on 0800 555 111.

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