Thames Valley Police has launched an appeal after a man absconded from prison.

Thirty-three-year-old Aaron Thomas absconded on Tuesday at around 8.15pm.

Thomas is currently serving a sentence after being convicted for arson and possession of an offensive weapon.

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He is white, about 5ft 6ins tall with a stocky build, cropped or shaved head. He has hazel coloured eyes, tattoos on both forearms and both his ears are pierced.

He was last seen wearing a dark green winter jacket, a light blue beanie hat, dark blue jeans or grey patchwork trousers and light tan work boots. It is also likely he is wearing dark tinted glasses.

Thomas is known to frequent Reading, Aldershot, Lower Aldershot and Poole.

Investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Lewis Prescott-Mayling, based at Aylesbury police station, said: “I am appealing for information which will help us find Aaron Thomas.

“If you see him, please do not approach him, instead call us on 999.

“If you think you may have seen him or you have information about his whereabouts, please contact us on the non-emergency number 101 or make a report online quoting the reference 43200065766

“You can also contact Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”