Police appeal after prisoner with links to Bradford escapes from Doncaster jail

Police are appealing for information after a prisoner at HMP Hatfield in Doncaster escaped on Saturday.

Tuesday, 22nd December 2020, 12:45 pm

Shortly before 10pm on 19 December, prison officers discovered 28-year-old Jose Blanco-Medina had fled after a fire door had been forced open.

Blanco-Medina is part-way through a three-year sentence for causing death by dangerous driving in November 2017.

He is described as being around 5ft 8in tall and has links to Riddlesden and Bradford in West Yorkshire.

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Jose Blanco-Medina has absconded from HMP Hatfield prison in Doncaster.

Mr Walker suffered catastrophic injuries in the collision.

Blanco-Medina – a business owner who had been caught speeding just a few weeks before the fatal collision – subsequently pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving at Bradford Crown Court.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 1184 of 19 December.