Prisoner on the run after hospital visit

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Police are appealing for information to trace a prisoner who absconded from custody while at hospital in Leeds yesterday

Jerome Foley, 22, was attending an appointment at St James’s Hospital, when he escaped from guards and left the building at about 1pm.

Foley was on remand at HMP Leeds for an alleged offence of domestic violence.

He is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, with blond hair and blue eyes. At the time he was wearing a beige jumper, blue jeans and blue trainers.

Detective Inspector Phil Jackson said: “We are making urgent enquiries to locate Foley and would like anyone who has seen him or who has any information as to his current whereabouts to contact police immediately.”

Anyone who sees Foley is asked to call police urgently on 999 or pass on any information to CID officers at Stainbeck Police Station via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.