Gwent Police are appealing for information to locate a 55 year old prisoner, George Smith, who absconded from Prescoed Prison, Usk, yesterday (Wednesday August 19th)

George Smith is described as white, five feet eight inches tall, of medium build with brown hair. He has three tattoos on his forehead.

Smith has connections in the Hereford area and Gwent Police has activated its operational plan with the aim of locating him, and the prison is co-operating fully with them.

He was convicted for robbery in September 2013 and sentenced at Worcester Crown Court to six years.

Smith is not a registered sex offender but it’s believed there may be a potential risk, due to the fact that the individual is no longer in the custody of the prison service.

If anyone has seen George Smith, or has any information about his whereabouts, they are asked to ring 101 quoting log: 209 19/8/15.