British police are searching for a man, who is believed to have escaped from a New Zealand prison more than a decade ago, in connection with the death of a Brighton man.
Ricardo Pisano, who is also known as Brandon Victor Pillay, is wanted in relation to the murder of Michael Polding, who was discovered in his flat with multiple injuries by police on July 16, the UK's Argus reported.
It is believed Polding died in the middle of May, the report said.
Police told the Argus they want to speak to Pillay urgently and that he is a suspect.
He was last sighted at a shopping mall in South Brighton on July 28, police said.
Pillay walked out of Rangipo Prison in New Zealand in August 2001 while serving a 15-month sentence for extortion.
Emily Bridges, a spokeswoman for Sussex police, confirmed that British police had been in contact with New Zealand police to help establish the identity of the South African, Fairfax reported.
Pillay was one of 55 inmates to escape from Waikato's three prisons over the past decade, but is the only one never recaptured.
The jailbreaker was called the "South African Artful Dodger" by a South African paper and "New Zealand's greatest prison escaper" by local papers following his escape.
Police said Pillay was friends and possibly lovers with Polding, the Argus said.