Police hunt burglar who absconded from HMP Sudbury

Gary Burgess Image copyright Derbyshire Police
Image caption Gary Anthony Burgess absconded from HMP Sudbury, a category D open prison in Derbyshire

A police hunt is under way for a Teesside burglar who absconded from a jail in Derbyshire.

Gary Anthony Burgess, 50, left open prison HMP Sudbury in the early hours of Thursday.

He was jailed for 10 years for burglary offences at Teesside Crown Court in 2011.

Burgess, who has links to the Middlesbrough area, is described as white, 5ft 8in (1.73m) tall, with brown hair, blue eyes and heavily tattooed.

Derbyshire Police are warning people not to approach Burgess but to report any sightings immediately to their local force.

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