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Sex offender Neon Collins absconds from HMP Leyhill

Neon Collins Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police
Image caption Collins, previously known as Wayne Parkes, is serving a custodial sentence for sexual offences

A sex offender is on the run from HMP Leyhill near Bristol, police have said.

Neon Collins, 39, is believed to have left the open prison sometime before 08:00 GMT on Sunday.

Collins, previously known as Wayne Parkes, is serving a custodial sentence for sexual offences. The public are advised not to approach him.

He has the word Holly in Japanese tattooed on his neck and a pierced left ear with a large hole in the lobe, Avon and Somerset Police said.

Collins has links to West Midlands, in particular the Worcestershire area.

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