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HMP Leyhill prisoner Daniel Ward absconds from open prison

Daniel Ward, 34, from Macclesfield Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police
Image caption Ward was last seen wearing a dark tracksuit and beanie hat in the centre of Bristol on Thursday

A prisoner serving a sentence for wounding, assault and offensive weapon offences has absconded from an open prison in South Gloucestershire.

Daniel Ward, 34, from Macclesfield, failed to return to HMP Leyhill following his release on temporary licence, police said.

He was last seen in the centre of Bristol at 12:30 GMT on Thursday.

Ward, about 5ft 10in (1.77m) tall and of slim build, has tattoos on his left hand including a small skull.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact officers.

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