Dean Evans police search under way for 'threats to kill' absconder

Dean Evans Image copyright Police
Image caption Dean Evans may be hitch-hiking home to Hampshire

A man who was imprisoned for making threats to kill, assault and criminal damage in Southampton has absconded from open prison, police said.

Dean Evans, 36, was found to be missing from the jail in South Gloucestershire just before 18:00 on Monday.

Evans, from Hampshire, was recalled to prison in 2011 after breaching the terms of his release on licence.

Avon and Somerset Police said he may be heading home, travelling by train or hitch-hiking on the motorway.

He is described as white, about 5ft 6ins tall, of small build, with blue eyes and cropped brown hair.

He sometimes wears a brown beard and has a pierced left ear and scars on his face and right arm.

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