Highlands & Islands

Convicted murderer James Casey still missing

James Casey Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption James Casey has been missing for almost a week

A convicted murderer missing from an open prison has not yet been found.

James Casey failed to return to HMP Castle Huntly, near Dundee, after day release and was reported missing at 21:00 on 10 December.

He was jailed for life in 1990 for the murder of a social club manager during a robbery. He was released in 2002 but jailed again for armed robbery.

Officers believe the 50-year-old may have travelled to the Highlands.

Casey was ordered to serve at least 11 years after murdering the club manager in Invergordon in 1990.

He was released on licence in 2002 but just weeks later carried out an armed robbery at a post office in West Lothian. He was sentenced to a further 14 years.

In 2011, he appealed against his murder conviction, blaming an accomplice, but the appeal failed.

He is described as 5ft 8in tall with receding hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue coat, a black hooded top, blue jeans and brown walking boots.

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