A man who pinned a 15-year-old Asian boy to the ground and sliced open his cheek in a racist attack, has gone on the run after a four-day special release from prison.
Jerry Monerville, 47, of Claremont Square, off Pentonville Road, Islington is currently serving an eight-year sentence for attacking the teenager with an accomplice, Shane Doyle, 26. The boy had been sitting alone on a park bench in Bethnal Green, east London in November 2010.
The vile pair attacked the 15-year-old from behind and Monerville sat on the boy and continued to slash his face twice with a knife. When the boy asked why they had attacked him they spat back: “It’s cos you’re a f***ing Paki” and kicked him before they left.
Now Monerville, who was released on Friday April 11th has failed to return to prison at 3.30pm on Tuesday April 15th. It has not yet been revealed why he was allowed out for four days. It’s been speculated that he may be in hiding in Herne Bay, Kent.
Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore has slammed his own force after they took 20 hours to warn the public about Monerville’s disappearance, despite promises to improve performances after recent incidents.
Violent Jerry Monerville failed to return to Hollesley Bay open prison, which is notoriously insecure and has been dubbed ‘Holiday Bay’ by inmates.
The area's crime commissioner has slammed the force over the delays to inform the public, after promising to tighten up security following similar blunders when another convict went on the run last year. This is the third escape in three years.
Mr Passmore said he would be challenging Suffolk Chief Constable Douglas Paxton about the embarrassing blunder and will be seeking cast-iron guarantees that errors are not made in the future.
He said: “I was given an assurance by the Deputy Chief Constable last July that communications to the public in these situations would be reviewed.
“Clearly this is not working and that is completely unsatisfactory.
“I will now take this up with the Chief Constable again and seek a cast-iron guarantee that such public information is released without delay.”
Police have tried to trace Monerville without success and have issued an appeal to find him.
He is described as white, of thin build with brown eyes and black hair, and has connections with Herne Bay.
Police say anyone who sees Monerville should call 101, but should not approach him or take any other action.