Police are still hunting for a wanted 47-year-old man who absconded from prison almost six months ago.

Roger Simmons was granted a period of temporary home leave from Hollesley Bay prison, near Woodbridge, and had been due to return on Tuesday, September 26. 

The 47-year-old remains wanted by police five months on from absconding.

He is serving a 17-year sentence for burglary offences. 

Simmons has links to south east London.

Anyone who believes they may have seen Simmons is asked to contact Suffolk police on 101.