Police appeal for information to trace prison absconder

    Police are appealing for information to trace a convicted burglar who absconded from prison and is believed to be in Leeds.

    Scott Pankhurst, aged 37, failed to return to HMP Hatfield, Doncaster, after being given day release on Saturday, November 23.

    He had been serving a 40-month sentence imposed in March last year for burglaries in Headingley and Kirkstall.

    He is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall, bald and of slim build.

    He is known to frequent west Leeds, including Kirkstall, Headingley, Hawksworth and Horsforth.

    Anyone who has seen him or who has any information that could assist in tracing him is asked to contact Leeds District Crime Team via 101.

    Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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