A murderer has absconded from Hollesley Bay prison in Suffolk

William Kerr. Picture: Suffolk Police

William Kerr. Picture: Suffolk Police - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for help in tracing a Hollesley Bay prisoner who has absconded.

56 year old William (Billy) Kerr was reported missing to police earlier this evening, Friday 1 December, after failing to return at 3pm at a rendezvous point in Ipswich where he was on a few hours release.

He is serving a life sentence for murder.

He is described as white, five foot seven inches tall, with blue eyes, black hair, is of a thin build and is about 10 stone. He has what are described as 'bad teeth' and speaks with a Scottish accent. He has tattoos on his left and right arm, left wrist and on the right hand a tattoo says 'Les.'

When last seen he was wearing blue jeans and a blue 'North Face' puffer jacket with an orange logo.


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Members of the public are advised not to approach him.

Anyone who believes they may have seen William Kerr, or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting Cad 330 of Friday 1 December.

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