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Kent prisoner absconded from prison 'over a week ago'

Police are urging people not to approach a man who is on the run from a Kent prison.

Malcolm Parker was released on a temporary licence from HMP Blantyre House for a home visit more than a week ago, but he failed to return.

Malcolm Parker did not return from a home visit Credit: Metropolitan Police

He has been described as black, 6ft 1ins tall of medium build and balding.

He has a distinctive scar on his left elbow which is 1 to 2 inches long.

Police have said he is not a direct threat to the public but are advising he should not be approached.

Anyone who does see him should call 999 immediately.

The 55-year-old should not be approached Credit: Metropolitan Police