GWENT Police have re-appealed for help in finding Christopher Woodward who absconded from HMP Prescoed on Friday 17 January.

Woodward, 44, who also uses the name Christopher Hunter was convicted of manslaughter in Lincolnshire in 1999. He is not a registered sex offender.

He is white, 5ft 10 inches tall and of medium build. He is clean shaven and has short cropped brown hair and blue eyes. He was wearing blue jeans, blue shoes and a black bomber jacket.

He has contacts in the Lincolnshire area.

If anyone sees him they are advised not to approach him but to call police on 101 quoting log 68 17/01/14.