Convicted murderer John Reilly could be on the run in Scotland

A convicted murderer has escaped from prison and may be on the run in Scotland police have said.

John Reilly, who is 58 – years old is serving a life term for murder at HMP Leyhill, near Bristol, and had been released on August 26 on temporary licence to approved premises in Cumbria.

Reilly, from Hamilton in Lanarkshire, near Glasgow has failed to return to the approved premises under the terms of his licence and is now wanted by Avon and Somerset Police.

Police in Scotland have now launched a search for the killer and are appealing for anyone who may have seen him to come forward.

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