James Joseph Smyth: North Sea Camp inmate still on the run

An inmate who absconded from an open prison in Lincolnshire more than a week ago has been spotted in Harrogate.

James Joseph Smyth failed to return to North Sea Camp prison in Boston at 14:00 BST on 30 April after an agreed temporary release, police said.

The 57-year-old is serving a sentence for grievous bodily harm and robbery.

Officers believe he was last seen on 1 May in Harrogate and have appealed again for help to locate Smyth, who has links with West Yorkshire.

Lincolnshire Police said it was "continuing enquiries in the Yorkshire area following this sighting".

Smyth is described as white, 6ft 1in (185cm), of slim build and around 64kg (10 stone). He has long grey-brown hair, usually worn in a top knot, a long grey beard and moustache, and green eyes.

He sometimes wears glasses, has a scar on his nose and left eyelid and a distinctive tattoo on his left wrist with the words 'Daniel' and 'Tracey', according to police.

He also has a tattoo of a devil on his right shoulder.

The force advised people not to approach him if seen but to call 101 and quote incident 387 of 30 April.

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