Stephen Rees and Liam Ahearne abscond from HMP Leyhill

Stephen Rees (left) and Liam Ahearne Police believe the men could pose a "potential risk" to the public

Two men with connections to south Wales and the south west of England are being sought after absconding from an open prison in South Gloucestershire.

Stephen Rees, 31, and Liam Ahearne, 24, left HMP Leyhill at about 21:00 GMT on 30 January.

They are thought to have connections with Merthyr Tydfil and the Rhymney Valley, particularly Blackwood, Markham and Bargoed, and south west England.

They are considered a "potential risk". Police should be called on 101.

Ahearne was serving an indeterminate sentence for aggravated burglary and Rees for wounding.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC South East Wales



Min. Night 5 °C


  • Atletico's Diego Godin celebrates his goal with teammate David VillaWeek in pictures

    Selection of the best news photographs from around the world

  • Susanne du ToitTop 10 Tips

    Portrait painter Susanne du Toit on being an artist

  • StampsPost Independence

    Will stamps get cheaper if Scots go it alone?

  • Rhea10 things

    Rhea birds can be extremely dangerous, plus other factlets

  • Plane at Shannon airportShannon's call

    The airport that hosted a roll-call of presidents

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.