Killer Craig Hendley absconds from day release in Redcar

Craig Hendley
Image caption Police have said Mr Hendley poses a "significant risk of harm"

A convicted murderer has failed to return to prison on Teesside.

Craig Hendley, 42, was last seen in Redcar at 13:40 GMT on Wednesday while on day release from Kirklevington Grange Prison with the Salvation Army.

Hendley is described as 5ft 6in, blue eyes, tattoos on his body and on each side of his neck. One tattoo is a star and another has his nickname "kidd".

Cleveland Police said he "poses a significant risk of harm" and has the "capacity to commit violent offences".

He has links to the West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire areas and police are warning members of the public not to approach him but to contact 999 immediately.

Hendley was serving a sentence for murder, having served 20 years in various prisons and has also been known to use the alias Paul Craig Brown.

He had been transferred to HMP Kirklevington Grange, a resettlement prison, to prepare him for release.

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