A 20-year-old convicted rapist, Bradley Tout, jumped out of the dock and fled the courthouse just after he was convicted at the Worcester Crown Court in England.
Police have now lainched a search for Tout who was unanimously convicted alongside a co-defendent for the attack on a teenage girl.
The West Mercia Police are now warning that anyone found harbouring Tout, of Worcester, face arrest.
“We would urge the public if they see him to contact police immediately”
Accordimg to Daily Star UK, Tout is described as white, 5ft 8ins, with short brown hair, and was wearing a white top and dark trousers.
Superintendent Paul Moxley said: “We have launched a thorough search for Tout and would urge the public if they see him to contact police immediately.
“Anyone who is knowingly assisting Tout or harbouring him should also expect to be arrested.”
Anyone who sees Tout or knows of his whereabouts should immediately call 999 quoting incident 474s of 3 October 2018.
Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.