POLICE are hunting an escaped prisoner who is serving time for drug offences.

Joe Dunning, 31, left HMP Springhill in Aylesbury at 8.30am yesterday and has links across the Thames Valley, plus Bournemouth and West London.

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He is white, around 5ft 11ins tall and of medium build, with short black/dark brown hair, blue eyes and clean shaven. He has a scar on his right hand.

If you see him or have any information, call 101 quoting the reference 43190261015, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.