Escaped revenge shooting plotter from South Tyneside is still on the run

Samuel Hill is still on the run.
Samuel Hill is still on the run.

Police are still searching for a criminal on the run from an open prison.

Officers have urged the public to contact them immediately if they know the whereabouts of Samuel Hill, 35, from Hebburn.
Hill absconded from HMP Kirklevington, near Yarm, on Easter Monday and Northumbria Police believe he may be back in South Tyneside.
Hill, now 35 and formerly of Lyon Street, was jailed for an indefinite term in 2006 after he was found guilty alongside three other men of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

Newcastle Crown Court was told that Hill and one of his fellow plotters used a Jeep to ram their victim’s car before one of them shot him twice at point-blank range.
Their target escaped with thigh and torso injuries after diving out of the way during the incident in Coach Road, Throckley, Newcastle, in April 2005.
The gang wrongly believed that their victim had become a police informer in connection with a separate case.
Anyone who spots Hill, who was sentenced to a minimum of six years, is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 999.