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A convicted murderer is on the run tonight after disappearing from his prison cell, police have warned.
Christopher Mortimer, 37, escaped from Hollesley Bay prison on Saturday morning, where he was serving a life sentence for murder.
The tattooed killer was last seen in the dungeon around 8 a.m.
Suffolk Police have now launched an appeal to locate him after their initial investigations failed to locate him.
People have been warned not to approach the criminal, but to contact the police on 101 if they see him or have information on where he is.
The force, which said he has connections to the Manchester area, described Mortimer as white, 174cm tall, with a slim build and bald.
He has distinctive tattoos of Chinese symbols on his upper back and shoulders.
Hollesley Bay, in Woodbridge, is a prison and young offender institution for men over the age of 18.
It is classified as Category D, meaning it has “minimum security,” and houses nearly 500 inmates housed in nine residential units.
Prion security was reviewed last year following reports that an inmate had managed to smuggle a prostitute.
The inmate, who was serving time at HMP Hollesley Bay for drug offences, reportedly took scantily clad photos of the woman while inside the prison.
A source said at the time: “It shows what a joke the security is there.” You have a prisoner on duty who takes a girl to jail and then brags about it on an illegal cell phone to all of her mates.
‘Other than that, the girl was exposed to a serious risk of harm. She entered a prison full of s*x-starved men, some of them serving time for violent and s*xual crimes.
She “could easily have been attacked before the staff even knew she was there.”
In a statement last July, the Prison Service called the inmate’s behavior “unacceptable” and said the person in question had been “punished”.
Labor MP Andy Slaughter, for Hammersmith, called the incident an “extraordinary breach and security breakdown”.
It was understood that the prisoner was transferred to a closed prison, while the perimeter fencing of Hollesley Bay was reviewed.
Christopher Mortimer Quick and Facts
- Christopher Mortimer escaped from Hollesley Bay prison on Saturday morning
- The tattooed killer was last seen in the lock-up at around 8am, authorities said
- Suffolk Police have launched appeal to track him down after failing to find him