Police have advised the public not to approach a prisoner who escaped custody while being escorted by prison staff in Edinburgh.
Ryan Gandy, 34, remains on the run more than 19 hours after escaping custody from the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh at around 5pm on Wednesday
He was last seen at Crewe Road South.
Officers have issued a missing persons appeal, but have advised the public not to approach Mr Gandy, and instead contact the police immediately.
He is described as being around 6ft tall, of slim build, with dark receding hair.
When last seen he was wearing a blue Nike dry-fit top, black jogging bottoms, dark-coloured trainers, and a black Hoodrich gilet. He has a tattoo with the word “Katy” on his right arm and scars on both sides of his face.
Anyone who knows of his present whereabouts should contact Police Scotland on 101, or in an emergency on 999. Please quote incident number 2515 of Wednesday, November 22, 2023.
Information can also be passed via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be maintained.
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