Appeal for two prisoners on the run from Leyhill

Stephen Rees and Liam Ahearne absconded from Leyhill a fortnight ago Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police are looking for two men who have absconded from Leyhill Open Prison in South Gloucestershire.

Stephen Rees, who's 31 and Liam Ahearne, aged 24 went missing on 30 January and are thought to have connections in the south west and Wales.

An Avon & Somerset Police spokesperson said, "It's believed there may be a potential risk to the public due to the fact that the individuals are no longer in the custody of the prison service. Anyone who sees these two men or anyone who may know their location is asked to call us immediately on 999"