Murderer Maurice Travis absconds while on licence

Maurice Travis
Image caption Maurice Travis was last seen in the Werneth area of Oldham on Wednesday

A man jailed for life after murdering a prison inmate has absconded while in Greater Manchester, police said.

Maurice Travis, 33, is wanted by officers after failing to return while released on temporary licence in Werneth, Oldham on Wednesday.

He killed Alan Averall at Stoke Heath Young Offenders' Institute, Shropshire, in 1998.

Police said they did not believe he was a threat to the public. Travis has links to Tameside, Oldham and Salford.

He is described as being 5ft 9in (1.75m) tall with short brown hair. He was wearing black jeans, a black jacket with a white motif on the left shoulder and white trainers.

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