Search for man who escaped custody at Margate Police Station

Officers initially made an arrest in Northdown Road Photo Jessica Foord

Police are appealing for information to track down a man who escaped custody at Margate Police Station today (April 15).

At around 12.30pm Patrick Dandas escaped police custody. Officers then searched areas in Cliftonville in a bid to track down Dandas.

The 26-year-old had been arrested the previous day in connection with an aggravated burglary and is known to have links to Cliftonville and Ramsgate.

He is also wanted in connection with the assault of an emergency worker which is alleged to have taken place on yesterday (April 14) in Northdown Road, Cliftonville.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should urgently call 999 quoting Kent 15-538.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form.

Police officer assaulted during arrest of ‘wanted’ man in Cliftonville


    • Who knows , but its a report i’d love to read. There were loads of police in the Dalby Square / Edgar Road area this afternoon looking very flustered.
      As an aside, whilst there i spoke with some builders putting a “thanet builder bodge” right. Been here on and off 6 weeks, they can’t believe that such a place and its weird and wonderful fauna exists in this country. They come down from East Anglia to work and can’t believe anyone would choose to live in cliftonville.

      • Well of course LC – taking your geographical generalisation as rule of thumb those builders ‘down from East Anglia’ were probably unfamiliar with anyone outside of their own family tree and dazzled by the means by which people from all backgrounds are striving to get along and move forward in cLIFTONVILLE – release your fluster and believe in everyone!

        • They were more amazed at the blatant drug dealing , people wandering round in pyjamas at 3pm and the use of buggy hoods to hold the monster energy drink or alcopop, the casual ignorance of dogs fouling the pavement with no effort to clean it up and the casual dumping of rubbish and litter in the street. Not sure any of those actions count as striving. Also commented on the appalling state of some of the buildings and somewhat bewildered to learn that the council has had 10 years of selective licenscing and multiagency action in the area to get it like this.
          Perhaps on their next trip they can borrow some rose timted glasses.

          • Thanks LC, you’ve reminded me why I never visit Cliftonville or some of the scummier parts of Margate and Ramsgate.

    • Everyone the police arrest in the UK is innocent.
      It is a fundamental cornerstone of our judicial system that people are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.

  1. I was once wrongfully arrested, and spent 7 hours in a Margate Police Station cell, until they realised what they had done, and I received a fulsome apology from an Inspector in my own home! Curiously when I was let go, I couldn’t get out! There was a double door containment system installed, and it needed someone to open them for me, so how did this man escape?

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