GWENT Police are hunting three men who have absconded from Prescoed prison in Usk.

Jason Morris, 38, Stephen Booth, 34 and John Phillips, 28 absconded from HMP Prescoed on the evening of Tuesday 26th February.

All three offenders were convicted of robbery (separate offences):

Stephen Booth was convicted at Cardiff Crown Court on 13th June 2008.

Jason Morris was convicted at Merthyr Crown Court on 2nd September 2005.

John Phillips was convicted at Swansea Crown Court on 24th March 2006.

All three men are white.

Stephen Booth is 5'4" tall, of slim build with a brown goatee beard.

Jason Morris is 5'9" tall, of slim build, with brown hair . He has “Jason” tattooed on his neck, “Ann” tattooed on his left arm, a swallow, a heart and the names “Jason” and “Nicola” on his right arm.

John Phillips is described as of a slight build with black hair and a full beard.

None of the men are registered sex offenders.

Members of the public are advised not to approach any of the men if they see them. If anyone has any information on their whereabouts please call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.