Malcolm Millman
Malcolm Millman absconded during a day visit to a monastery in St Margarets, Great Gaddesden, near Hemel HempsteadTVP

Thames Valley Police continues its search for convicted rapist Malcolm Millman after he absconded from the medium security Chadwick Lodge facility during a day visit to a monastery in St Margarets, near Hemel Hempstead.

Detectives believe Millman probably travelled from Hemel Hempstead to London on Saturday (24 October) by train and then caught a second train to Leeds. It is thought he was in the city between 6am and 8am on Sunday. The last sighting of Millman, who is not thought to have a passport, was at Manchester Airport where he was captured on CCTV just before 1pm on Monday.

The 58-year-old, who uses a walking stick, was working towards full release after being sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment for a rape in 1996. Millman is described as white, of large build, bald with thinning brown hair on the sides and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown jacket, purple jumper, grey tracksuit bottoms, blue and white trainers and carrying a walking stick and is also known by the names Richard Simon Barber, Michael Geoffrey Newman, and Raymond Pilkington. Police have also said he has links to Kent.

Supt Olly Wright of Thames Valley Police said: "We are continuing our appeal for information to trace absconder Malcolm Millman who failed to return to a medium security facility in Milton Keynes. Millman was convicted of rape in 1996 and was due to serve twelve years, however he was working towards his full release while under the care at Chadwick Lodge. Based on Millman's previous convictions, including rape, we believe he is a potential risk to the public. If any members of the public see Millman do not approach him, instead call 999."