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Convicted rapist missing from Leyhill

Sean Cawthray. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

A convicted rapist has gone missing from an open prison in South Gloucestershire.

Police are asking for the public's help to locate Sean Cawthray, 41, who was last seen at Leyhill Prison yesterday evening.

He has links to Leicestershire and South Yorkshire and it is possible he has travelled to one of these locations.

He is described as a white man, 6ft 2ins tall, of medium build with short brown hair and blue eyes.

When last seen he was wearing a pair of silver coloured training shoes, cream coloured combat trousers and a light blue coloured Helly Hansen type top.

He may have been wearing either a worker's fluorescent jacket, grey jacket with orange patches or black jacket with a blue patch.

Anyone spotting Sean Cawthray is advised not to approach him but to contact police immediately on 999.