Police Launch Manhunt for Killer Ex-Soldier Leon Wells Who Breached Licence Conditions

…By Lola Smith for TDPel Media. Police are appealing for information regarding the whereabouts of a former soldier, Leon Wells, who has violated his licence conditions after being released from prison.


Wells, who was convicted ten years ago for the unprovoked killing of a father-of-three, has breached his conditions following his recent release.

Breach of Licence Conditions and Recall to Prison

Following his release on Friday, January 28, 2022, Wells breached his licence conditions and has been recalled to prison.

The exact details of the breach are undisclosed, but it prompted authorities to take immediate action to ensure his return to custody.

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Previous Offence and Sentence

In November 2020, Wells was sentenced to 28 months in prison by Cardiff Crown Court for breaching his serious crime prevention order.

The order was imposed as a result of a separate offence, although specific details are not provided.

Known Links to Tredegar Area

Gwent Police has revealed that Wells has known connections to the Tredegar area.


This information is crucial in narrowing down the search for his current location and apprehending him.

Background and Prior Conviction

Leon Wells, a former soldier who served in the Balkans and Sierra Leone, was previously sentenced to three years in prison in 2009.

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He was convicted of manslaughter for fatally assaulting his victim outside a pub in Tredegar.

The incident was described as an unprovoked attack.

Reporting Information to Authorities

Anyone with information about Leon Wells’ whereabouts is urged to contact Gwent Police immediately.

They can be reached at 101 or through direct messages on Facebook or Twitter.

To assist the investigation, individuals should quote log reference 2300170147.

Alternatively, details can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.


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