Police hunt for escaped prisoner

AN ALFRETON MAN has escaped from an open prison in west Derbyshire.

Police are trying to trace 26-year-old Ryan Oates after he absconded from HMP Sudbury on Wednesday, February 16.

Oates was sentenced to an indeterminate prison sentence at Derby Crown Court on June 8, 2007 for wounding with intent and burglary.

He is described as male, white, 26 years old, 5ft 6 inches tall and of medium build. He has short dark brown hair, brown eyes and has an East Midlands accent. He also has a scar on his nose.

His last known address was Windmill Rise, Alfreton. If you have any information contact Derbyshire Constabulary on 0345 123 33 33.