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Police Launch Manhunt For Fugitive Prisoner
Police have warned the public not to approach a fugitive prisoner who disappeared on day release.
Lee Cyrus, 47, also known as Ivan Leach, failed to return to from North Sea Camp open prison in Boston, Lincolnshire on Tuesday October 9. He is currently serving a life sentence for robbery.
Cyrus, from Preston, may have travelled to Scotland's Tayside area, police believe.
He is white, around 5ft 11in and stocky, with cropped hair and brown eyes.
A police spokesman said: "We believe that Cyrus has been and could possibly still be in the Tayside area. We would ask members of the public to be vigilant and not to approach him but report any sightings to the police.
"Any information members of the public can provide could be crucial to apprehending this man."
Anyone with information can contact Tayside Police on 0300 111 2222 or speak anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.