A CONVICTED killer and robber has absconded from Prescoed prison.

Gwent Police is appealing for information to locate 26-year-old Brian Grady (also known as Brian Revill) who failed to return to HMP Prescoed on Monday 14th January.

In July 2003 he was sentenced to serve at least 11 years at Bristol Crown Court after being convicted of murder and robbery.

He is described as white, 5ft 11ins, of medium build, with short light brown hair and blue eyes. He has a scar under his left eye and speaks with a Bristol accent.

He is not a registered sex offender.

Gwent Police said: "It is believed there may be a potential risk to the public due to the fact that he is no longer in the custody of the prison service."

It’s believed Brian could be in the Bristol area where he has contacts.

Members of the public are advised not to approach him but to call police if they have any information regarding his whereabouts on 101 (01633 838111 outside Gwent).