A man from Norfolk is being hunted after escaping from a Suffolk prison.

Joshua Lewis Terry, 29, previously from the Norfolk area, escaped from Hollesley Bay prison last night.

Police received a report that Terry was missing just before 7pm.

He is believed to have absconded with fellow inmate Levi Mitchell, 39, previously from the Hertfordshire area.

The news follows the escape of a third man from the same prison earlier in the day. 

Joshua Lewis Terry is described as being 6ft 2inches tall with ginger hair and blue eyes, of a thin build with stubble facial hair and a tattoo of a star on his lower arm.

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He is serving a two year and four month sentence for affray, threatening a person with a blade in a public place and theft.

Levi Mitchell is described as being 5ft 10 inches tall with ginger hair and blue eyes, of a slight build with a goatee and a birthmark on his left arm and hand.

He is currently serving a sentence for multiple burglary offences.

Enquiries to locate the pair are ongoing.

Anyone who knows of their whereabouts or has seen them should not approach them but should contact Suffolk Police, quoting CAD 310 or CAD 311 of October 21.