Police warning on missing violent convict

Police say Edward Stirling is a high risk and should not be approached Credit: Wiltshire Police

Wilshire police have issued a warning about a violent criminal who has gone missing after being freed from prison on licence. Edward Stirling, who has links to Swindon, failed to turn up at accommodation in Gloucester after conditional release yesterday.

Stirling, 46, was serving a sentence at a prison in Leicestershire for possessing a firearm with intent to cause violence. He has previous convictions including kidnapping, assault and aggravated burglary. He speaks with a Northern Irish accent and has a tiger's head tattoo on one arm.

Police say he is a high risk and are warning the public not to approach him.