Three prisoners who are considered a risk to the public have escaped from an open jail in Gloucestershire. Police are appealing for help to find the men who were serving custodial sentences for offences including rape, robbery and GBH.

They were last seen at HMP Leyhill at approximately 4.45pm on Sunday 13 November.

Admi Headley, 34, is black, 5ft 10ins, of slim build with brown eyes and short black hair. He has a tattoo on his left arm.

Wayne Maycock, 33, is white, 6ft 3ins, of medium build with green eyes and brown hair. He has a tattoo on his right shoulder and scars on his forehead and both arms.

Paul Bromwich, 54, who also goes by the name of Smith, is white, 6ft, of medium build with blue eyes. He wears glasses and has a scar on the left side of his face and tattoos on both arms.

An Avon and Somerset spokesperson said: "The men are considered to be a risk to the public and we're asking for anyone who sees them, or knows of their whereabouts, to call us immediately.

"They have links to the Manchester area and so we're liaising with our colleagues at Greater Manchester Police."

Two prisoners also escaped from HMP Pentonville in North London earlier in the month after cutting through prison bars with diamond-tipped cutting equipment and putting pillows in their beds to fool guards by making it appeared they were sleeping in their cells.

The inmates, James Whitlock, 31, and Matthew Baker, 28, have since both been found.

If you see any of the three men, please call 999 and tell the call handler you're phoning in relation to log 1050 of 13/11. If you have information about where any of them may be, please call 101 and quote the same log.