A REWARD of £5,000 is being offered as police hunt ‘high risk’ violent criminal Jason Sufi, who has been on the run for three months.

The 39-year-old escaped from HMP Spring Hill in Buckinghamshire on February 20, and officers suspect he could be behind a spree of violent crimes while on the run.

Police have already said previously that he has been known to visit Reading in the past.

Since escaping from prison, he has been linked to a series of aggravated burglaries and a robbery with grievous bodily harm across the UK in Oxfordshire, Kent, Cambridgeshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Surrey.

Sufi was serving a nine-year sentence for burglary, false imprisonment and  robbery at HMP Spring Hill, an open prison.

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Other serious crimes he committed include stabbing a female police officer when resisting arrest.

Now the charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information that leads to his capture.

He is described as 5ft 6in (1.68m) tall with olive skin, dark hair and a medium build.

Sufi is being described as ‘a high risk’ to the community and people are asked not to approach him.

Annabelle Goodenough, South East Regional Manager for the charity Crimestoppers, said: “We are appealing to anybody who may know of Jason Sufi’s whereabouts to do the right thing and get in contact with us.#

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“He has shown he can be violent. We should all be able to live in our homes and walk our streets safely without fear, which is why our charity has put up this reward.

“Please help us to keep our streets safe. If you have any information, however insignificant it may appear, please do the right thing and contact Crimestoppers.

“In over 30 years we have always kept our promise of 100 per cent anonymity to everyone who trusts us with their crime information.

“Remember that your information could help keep someone safe from future harm.

“No one will know you contacted Crimestoppers, and it could be your information that makes a huge difference.”

The UK Contact Centre is open 24/7 on 0800 555 111.

Alternatively, fill out an anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.