APPEAL To Find Man Who Fractured Paramedics Skull With A Baseball Bat
A violent thug who was jailed for savagely beating a paramedic with a baseball bat is still on the run, over two months after he escaped from prison.
Lewis Westwood, previously of Hillbrook Road, Leyland, is wanted after absconding from HMP Kirkham on 4th August.
After being on the run for two months, police have renewed their appeal for help to find the prisoner.
In 2014, Westwood was jailed for eight years at Preston Crown Court for grievous bodily harm with intent.
Westwood pleaded guilty to clubbing a young paramedic to the ground with a baseball bat during a 999 call to Hillbrook Road, Leyland.
The paramedic suffered a fractured skull after Westwood continued to hit him with the bat as he lay defenceless on the ground.
Westwood had been recalled to prison on 8th March 2018, after he breached his licence conditions.
Westwood has links to Lancashire (in particular, South Ribble), Manchester, Merseyside and South Yorkshire.
He is 5ft 7inches tall and of slim build. He has blue eyes, short blonde/ brown hair and speaks with a regional accent.
Sergeant Paul McLernon said:
“Westwood has been wanted for almost two months, and we have been making extensive enquiries to find him.
“If you have seen him or have any information at all about where might be, please do not approach him but contact us.”
If you have any information about the whereabouts of the 25-year-old, then please call police on 101, quoting log number 1256 of 4th August.
For immediate sightings call 999.