Police have warned a convicted murderer has gone on the run from a prison in south Wales and could be a danger to the public.
Brian Grady, also known as Brian Revill, walked out and failed to return to HMP Prescoed on 14 January.
The 26-year-old was sentenced to 11 years in prison after being convicted of murder and robbery in July 2003 after killing Liam Attwell in the Canon's Marsh area.
Gwent police believe he could be in the Bristol area, where he is thought to have contacts.
Grady is described as white, 5ft 11ins, of medium build, with short light brown hair and blue eyes. He has a scar under his left eye and speaks with a Bristol accent.
Police have said he is not a registered sex offender. They have warned the public not to approach him but contact police if they see him or have any information regarding his whereabouts.
A statement read: "Gwent Police has activated its operational plan with the aim of locating him and the prison is co-operating fully with us. It is believed there may be a potential risk to the public due to the fact that he is no longer in the custody of the prison service".
HMP Prescoed is a minimum-security Category D prison near Usk in Monmouthshire.