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Absconded murderer John Reilly may be in Scotland, police say

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Image caption Police have said Reilly is not believed to be dangerous

Police believe a murderer who absconded after being freed on temporary licence in England may now be in Scotland.

John Reilly, 58, was freed from jail near Bristol on 26 August. He failed to report to approved premises in Cumbria.

Police believe he may have taken a bus from London to Glasgow on 5 September.

Reilly is originally from Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, and has family there who he has not contacted. He is not believed to be dangerous. Police have asked any sightings to be reported.

Police Scotland said anyone who sees Reilly should contact Avon and Somerset Police on the non-emergency 101 number.

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