Cleveland Police Officers would like help to trace David Magee, 28, who has absconded from Kirklevington Prison whilst on day release today.
He was last seen at a shop on Catcote Road in Hartlepool at around 4:05pm and was wearing a blue striped t-shirt, bright blue tracksuit bottoms and trainers.
He is currently serving a sentence for section 18 wounding with intent following an incident outside the Force area.
Officers are conducting local enquiries as part of the search for David but appeal for help from the public.
David has links to the Hartlepool area. Anyone who may have seen him or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101.