Tayside and Central Scotland

Killer Daniel Somers still on run from Castle Huntly jail

Daniel Somers
Image caption Daniel Somers was convicted of murder in 1978

A convicted killer who has spent most of his life behind bars is still on the run 12 days after he went missing, police have said.

Daniel Somers was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder in 1978 when he was just 16 years old.

The 49-year-old was granted home leave to Glasgow from Castle Huntly, near Dundee, about three weeks ago, but failed to return on 7 March.

Tayside Police have renewed an appeal for information about his whereabouts.

A force spokesman said Somers was originally from the Priesthill area of Glasgow.

The killer was released on life licence in 1999 but was jailed again after an assault charge in October 2000.

Somers was transferred from HMP Glenochil to the open conditions at Castle Huntly in November 2011.

He is described as 5ft 8in tall, of average build with shaven brown hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion. He also has tattoos on his right and left arms.

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