Tayside and Central Scotland

Absconded killer Daniel Somers 'seen in England'

Daniel Somers
Image caption Daniel Somers has spent most of his life behind bars

An on-the-run killer who was jailed in 1978 aged just 16 years old could have fled to England, police have said.

Daniel Somers, 49, has spent most of his life behind bars after being sentenced to life for murder by the High Court in Glasgow.

He failed to return to Castle Huntly prison, near Dundee, on 7 March after being granted home leave to Glasgow.

Tayside Police said there had been "possible sightings" of him in Lancashire and Leicestershire.

The force has now appealed several times for information about the absconded prisoner's whereabouts. He originally went on home leave on 29 February.

Somers was originally from the Priesthill area of Glasgow. He was released on life licence in 1999, but was jailed again after an assault charge in October 2000.

The prisoner 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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