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Murderer absconds from Derbyshire open prison

Stephen Archer Sudbury murderer Image copyright Derbyshire Police
Image caption Stephen Archer was last seen on Wednesday, Derbyshire Police said

A murderer has absconded from an open prison in Derbyshire.

Stephen Archer was last seen at HMP Sudbury on Wednesday.

The 48-year-old, who was convicted in 1993, is believed to have links to Nottingham and Lancashire.

A Derbyshire Police spokesman said he should not be approached and to call 999 if they see him. He is described as white, 5ft 10in, slightly built with a shaven head and tattoos on his forearms.

He has a cross on the inside of his right and a dagger tattoo on his left.

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