A 24-YEAR-OLD man absconded from St Cadoc's Hospital in Caerleon at around 9.40pm last night, Gwent Police have said.

They are appealing for information to help find Liam Thompson, described as white, 5ft 7ins tall and of slim muscular build. He has short fair hair and was wearing black Adidas tracksuit with orange piping on the arms and legs.

It is believed there may be a potential risk to the public due to the fact that he is no longer in the care of the hospital.

Thompson has contacts in the Newport area and if anyone sees him they are advised not to approach him but to call police on 101 quoting log 448 16/01/14.