03/07/2007

Police appeal after prisoner absconds

Police have appealed for information about a prisoner who failed to return to an open prison.

Edress Ibrahim Kaid, 44, failed to return to HMP Prescoed at around 7pm on Monday evening.

Kaid, who is from Cardiff, was convicted for burglary at Cardiff Crown Court in June 2004.

Gwent Police said that he is not a registered sex offender nor is he serving a life sentence.

However, police warned that he may pose a potential risk to the public "due to the fact that the individual is no longer in custody of the prison service".

Kaid is described as white, approximately five feet six inches tall of stocky build with brown eyes and a balding, shaved head.

Gwent Police said that the prison was "co-operating fully" with them and added that they were also liaising with South Wales Police in their efforts to locate Kaid.

Members of the public are advised not approach Kaid and to contact police on: 01633 838 111 if they see him.

(KMcA)

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