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Prisoner absconds from prison in York


12:39pm 21st April 2017
(Updated 4:34pm 24th April 2017)

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information after a woman absconded from a North Yorkshire prison.

Donna Willis, 36, was serving a five-year sentence following her conviction at Newcastle Crown Court for grievous bodily harm.

She absconded from HMP Askham Grange, near York, on Wednesday.

Police believe Willis may have travelled north and enquiries are largely focused around the Northumbria area.

She is described as white, 5ft 2ins tall and a slim build, with blonde and brown hair. She is originally from the Tyne and Wear area.

Anyone with information about Willis’s whereabouts is urged not to approach her but to contact police on 101 and select option 1, or dial 999 if the sighting is immediate.

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