Thames Valley Police is appealing for help in tracing a man who has absconded from HMP Springhill.

John Loveridge, aged 36, absconded yesterday is approximately 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build with short, dark hair and a beard.

Loveridge is believed to frequent Bicester and Daventry.

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

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

“If you have any information as to he may be you can also call 101 or make a report online quoting 43210467953.

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

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