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Police hunt for missing arsonist
DETECTIVES have urged the public not to approach a missing North Yorkshire man wanted for recall to prison.
Police want to arrest Ian Marjoram, 46, who served part of a four years and three months sentence for arson to recklessly endanger lives.
Marjoram was convicted for the fires, which occurred at a flat in East Parade, Harrogate, in January 2011, and was released on prison licence early in April.
His sentence also included a commercial burglary in Harrogate, and failure to surrender to police bail in January 2011.
The Probation Service contacted North Yorkshire Police for assistance after Marjoram failed to return to his address in York on Monday, and police believe he travelled to Harrogate and has been staying there.
Chief Inspector Ian Thompson, of the Harrogate Safer Neighbourhood Command, said: “Ian, you know you are in the wrong. It is now time to do the right thing and hand yourself in to the police. I am also strongly advising people not to assist him as this is an offence and we will take robust action.
“I am urging residents and people who work in Harrogate and Middlesbrough to keep an eye out for a man matching his description. Whilst we do not believe he poses a specific danger to the general public, we ask that you do not approach him. You should contact the police straight away on 999 and officers will be despatched to arrest him or investigate the sighting.”
Marjoram is described as white, 5ft 10in tall, dark brown hair, medium build and he has blue eyes.
Officers said Marjoram could be in Harrogate and possibly Middlesbrough, where he has family connections, and urged people not to approach him but to call police immediately on 999.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.