The hunt has begun for a man convicted of manslaughter after he was missing from prison role call.

Sean Doherty was reported missing from Hollesley Bay Prison at 7.40pm yesterday ( July 9) after he failed to return from temporary release.

The 30-year-old is serving a eight years and five month sentence for manslaughter, burglaury, theft and driving offences.

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Police are now appealing to the public. 

Doherty is described as a white male, approximately 5 ft 8in, slight build, with brown eyes, and a 'Sean' tattoo on their right forearm.

Doherty also has links to the Corby area of Northamptonshire.

Anyone who believes they have seen Sean or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact Suffolk police on 101, quoting CAD reference 291 of 9th June.