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A manhunt has been launched after a 43-year-old prisoner absconded. Mark Yates was serving a sentence at HMP Thorn Cross, near Warrington, for wounding with intent.

He was last seen at the prison, in Appleton, at around 6.30pm yesterday (May 22). Cheshire Police says Yates has links to Preston, but he could be further afield.

He is described as white, around 5ft 9ins tall and of slim build. Yates has brown hair, a beard and a distinctive tattoo on the left of his neck with the initials 'SN'. READ MORE: He fled to the UK but his new life ended in tragedy and a murder investigation He was last seen wearing a grey-and-black Berghaus coat, a cream beanie hat, grey combat pants, and black-and-white On Cloud trainers.

He was also carrying a black string JD Sports bag. A Cheshire Police spokesperson added: "Officers are currently carrying out a number of enquiries in a bid to trace Yates and they are urging anyone with information as to his whereabouts to get in touch.

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