Man serving life for murder absconds from prison

A prisoner serving a life sentence for murder is on the run after he disappeared while on day release.

Brian Lynch went missing in Preston city centre yesterday afternoon and hasn't been seen since. The 44-year-old was jailed in 1988 for the killing of 21-year-old Chi Yeung Yip in Clayton, Manchester.

Convicted murderer Brian Lynch disappeared while on day release in Preston. Credit: Lancashire Police/PA Wire

Lynch was moved last December to serve the remainder of his sentence at HMP Kirkham, in Lancashire.

Detective Inspector Jon Clegg said: "We do not believe that Lynch is a risk to the public but we are nevertheless very keen to trace him and return him to prison to serve the remainder of his sentence."

Anyone with information should phone 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.