A man has absconded from HMP Springhill as Thames Valley Police appeal for the public's help.

Steven Whitelaw, aged 34, absconded yesterday (21/9) between 8.15pm and 11.50pm.

He is approximately 5ft 6ins tall, of stocky build, with short brown hair. He also has a tattoo of the word ‘Zena’ on the left side of his neck and a scar above his right eye.

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Whitelaw is believed to have links to Coventry.

Police Staff Investigator Mark Weatherstone, of Aylesbury police station, said: “We are appealing for the help of the public to trace Whitelaw who absconded yesterday.

“If you see him, do not approach him and call 999 instead.

“If you have any information as to where Whitelaw may be you can also call 101 or make a report online quoting 43210426780.

“Alternatively if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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