A man with links to the Oxford area has escaped from prison and is wanted by police. 

Ben Stevens, 39, absconded from HMP Springhill in Aylesbury on Monday. 

Thames Valley Police has issued an appeal calling on the public for assistance if they have any information on the whereabouts of the man.

He is described as being 5ft 8ins tall, of slight build with tattoos of the name ‘Shane’ on the back of his neck, a skull on his right bicep and a heart on his left bicep.

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A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: "Please get in touch if you see or have any information on the whereabouts of this prison absconder who has links to the Oxford area."

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