Police reveal multiple disguises of on-the-run taxi driver killer

Police reveal multiple disguises of on-the-run taxi driver killer ‘who could lash out’ if threatened after disappearing a month ago while on licence

  • Joseph Bagley, 66, was jailed for life with a minimum of 20 years for 1978 murder
  • He was released on supervised life licence in January but went missing May 12 
  • Bagley was living in Maidstone, Kent, but has links to Scotland and Surrey too

Joseph Bagley, 66, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 20 years in 1978 for the murder of a taxi driver, but was released from prison on a supervised life licence in January

Police have released artist’s impressions of the disguises an on-the-run taxi driver killer could be using after disappearing a month ago – as they warn the public to stay away as he could ‘last out’ if threatened. 

Joseph Bagley, 66, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 20 years in 1978 for the murder of a taxi driver, but was released from prison on a supervised life licence in January.

Surrey Police said they believe Bagley is likely to have changed his appearance since going missing and have released a forensic artist’s impressions of what he might now look like.

He had been living in Maidstone, Kent, but has not been seen since May 12.

Bagley, who is believed to have links to Scotland, as well as the Kent, Surrey and Buckinghamshire areas, failed to turn up for his curfew later that day.

He is described by police as white, approximately 5ft 11 tall, and of medium build, with blue eyes and grey hair.

He has a memorial tattoo on his left arm, and a scar on one of the fingers on his right hand.

Surrey Police have released these forensic artist’s impressions of what he might now look like after going missing on May 12

Police have previously warned that Bagley could ‘lash out’ and advised people not to approach him.

Detective Inspector Mark Parry said: ‘We are pursuing all possible lines of enquiry with regards to Joseph Bagley’s whereabouts, but we need the public’s help to find him.

‘I believe that he could lash out if he feels threatened, or that he is going to be returned to prison, so I am asking the public not to approach him. If you know where he is, or have information that could help us to locate him, I ask you to call police immediately on 999, quoting reference number PR/45190050312.’

Bagley shot taxi driver Timothy Hall, 26, in the back of the head in Maidenhead, Berkshire, on March 25, 1978.

He and a 16-year-old boy were jailed for his murder. Mr Hall was the father of a three-week-old baby girl when he was killed. 

Bagley previously went on the run in 1994 after escaping during an escorted home visit to an elderly relative in Woking, Surrey from Coldingly prison, Weybridge.

He was recaptured more than a month later in January 1995. 

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