UPDATED: Wanted York man Richard James Sampson has been arrested.

North Yorkshire Police say the 44-year-old was arrested in the local area on Saturday  (June 22).

A police spokesman said: "He has been recalled to prison for breaching the terms of his prison release licence having originally been sentenced to six years and eight months’ imprisonment for wounding with intent."


A YORK man is wanted by police.

North Yorkshire Police says Richard James Sampson, 44, of York, is wanted on recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence.

A police spokesperson said: “He was released from prison in March partway through a six-year, eight-month sentence for wounding with intent.

“He has since breached the terms of his licence and is now wanted for recall to prison.”

If you have seen Richard, please call police on 101 and pass information to the Force Control Room. If you have an immediate sighting or know where he is now, please call 999.

Please quote reference 12240100829 when passing on information.