Hunt for man released on licence from jail

Wanted man James Hollingsworth. Picture: Sussex police
Wanted man James Hollingsworth. Picture: Sussex police

POLICE have launched a hunt for a man wanted on recall to jail.

Sussex police are trying to find James Hollingsworth, who is thought to frequent multiple addresses in Bognor Regis.

Officers said he was released on licence just four months after being handed a near two-year prison sentence.

He was released from HMP Lewes in June but a month later his licence was revoked after he breached the conditions set.

Police said he had been jailed for 22 months following a theft conviction in February.

A police statement said: ‘Hollingsworth, fair haired, 5ft 7in and of medium build, had been sentenced to 22 months' imprisonment following a conviction for theft in February this year.

‘On 28 June he was released on licence from HM Prison, Lewes, but a month later the licence was revoked after he breached its conditions.

‘He is now thought to be in the Bognor Regis and Chichester area.

‘Anyone seeing Hollingsworth or knowing of his whereabouts is asked to contact Sussex Police online or by phoning 101, quoting serial 1183 of 27/07.’

Anyone with information can also call the crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Prisoners are often released from jail with strict conditions on a licence, which can include banning them from going to certain areas.