A prisoner who escaped custody while being transferred between jails has sparked a police appeal.
Phillip Barrett, 37, escaped on the M32 motorway while being transported from HMP Bristol at around 2.40pm on February 21.
He is currently serving time for several offences, including battery and possession of an offensive weapon.
Phillip Barrett, 37, escaped on the M32 (Picture: SWNS)The public are advised not to approach him directly.
Barnett is 6ft 1ins tall, white and of a large build, with short brown hair and brown eyes.
Police state that he has a mole on the right side of his face and several tattoos, one of which is the name ‘Hollie’ inked on his wedding ring finger.
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Barrett, who has links to south Bristol, may be walking with a limp, officers said.
There is currently a reward of £1,000 available for anyone with information of ‘significant use’ to the police investigation.
DCI Ed Yaxley said: ‘We’ve been utilising every resource we have at our disposal to track Barrett down since his escape yesterday afternoon.
He was being transported from HMP Bristol (Picture: PA)‘We’re now turning to the public for help and asking for anyone who sees him to contact us.
‘If someone doesn’t want to speak to the police we’d ask they instead contact Crimestoppers anonymously.
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‘While Barrett is not thought to be a risk to the general public, we’d advise people not to approach him directly.’
Anyone who spots Barrett is asked to dial 999 and provide the reference 5219038857.
While those who might know where he is can call 101 and quote the same reference, or call Crimestoppers anonymously.