Kidnapper Daniel Best absconds from Hollesley Bay prison

Daniel Best Police say Daniel Best walks with a "noticeable limp"

A violent kidnapper is on the run from an open prison in Suffolk, police have said.

Daniel Best, 25, was jailed in 2007 for kidnapping his ex-girlfriend.

He was seen at Hollesley Bay prison at 17:00 BST on Friday but not present when roll call was taken almost three hours later.

Police said members of the public should not approach Best, who is about 5ft 10in (1.7m) tall and walks with a "noticeable limp".

He is the second prisoner to abscond from the category D prison in recent months.

Convicted burglar John Jackson went missing while on a charity work placement in May.

Suffolk Police said he was found and taken back into custody nine days later.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Suffolk

Weather

Ipswich

Min. Night 9 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • MouseEscape the rat race

    Burnt out? Meet the workers who took more than a vacation - and changed their lives

Programmes

  • (File photo) A man dressed as Father Christmas with a sleigh and a reindeer Click Watch

    A website which tracks Father Christmas, plus other sites and apps to keep you entertained

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.