In January 2015, Irish born John Patrick Hannan became the world’s most elusive fugitive after having spent 60 years on the run. Jailed for car theft and assaulting two police officers for 21 months in 1955, Hannan escaped from HM Prison The Verne on the Isle of Portland thirty days into his sentence aged 22. He has never been seen since and interestingly there is not a single picture of him available online. In 2001, Dorset Police remarked: “We are no longer actively searching for John Patrick Hannan, but we’d still love to find him, even after all these years – there’s a small matter of some unfinished business”.
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