A FORMER royal aide who murdered her millionaire boyfriend at their Fulham home is on the run after escaping jail. Jane Andrews who was serving a minimum 12 year sentence for the death of Tom Cressman, was transferred to an open prison in York in July this year, before moving to East Sutton Park prison where she disappeared on November 22 at 7pm.
The victims family had strongly objected the move to an open prison back in the summer but the 42-year-old had managed to convince the parole board she was a changed woman.
Now Kent police are appealing for the safe return of Andrews who was hospitalised following an attempted suicide with a paracetamol overdose just a few days before her escape.
Andy Adams, assistant chief constable, said: "We are becoming increasingly concerned for Jane's welfare and would urge anyone who has any information that will help us locate her safe and well to come forward.
"We are working closely with the prison service to locate Ms Andrews.
"We have no information to suggest she is a threat to the general public, however, we must be mindful that in 2000 she was convicted of murder."
Police have described Andrews as having a fair complexion, very long straight brown hair, of slim build and was wearing a long sleeved black and white striped top, black jeans and a black body warmer and black Sketchers trainers when she disappeared.
Andrews was convicted for bludgeoning to death Tom Cressman with a cricket bat and then stabbing him at their west London house, after he refused to marry her. After the deadly attack she fled the scene.
She was found guilty of murder in 2001 and had so far served eight years of the sentence.
Anyone with information should contact police in Mid Kent on 01622 654321 or Missing People on 0500 700 700.
If anyone believes they have seen Ms Andrews contact 01622 690 690 immediately.