Police are appealing for help to trace a prisoner who has absconded from Suffolk.

Patrick Cassidy, 28, was reported missing after failing to attend a roll call this morning (Tuesday) at Hollesley Bay.

He is serving a 12-year sentence for burglary and driving offences, and Suffolk Constabulary says he has links to Watford.

Cassidy is described as white, 5ft 10in tall, of slim build and with light-brown hair.

Anyone who believes they have seen Patrick Cassidy, or who has any information on his whereabouts, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101.

Hollesley Bay is an open prison and is Category D.