Public warned not to approach inmate missing from prison

Michael Anthony Broomfield, an inmate at HMP Castle Huntly in Dundee, was reported missing on Monday.

Public warned not to approach inmate missing from prison Scottish Prison ServicePolice Scotland

Members of the public have be warned not to approach an inmate missing from a Scottish prison.

Tayside police appealed for information after Michael Anthony Broomfield was reported missing from HMP Castle Huntly in Dundee on Monday, February 22, at 8pm.

Castle Huntly is Scotland’s only open prison, holding up to 285 adult male offenders.

The 34-year-old could be in North East England, where police said he had connections including in Spennymoor, Durham and Newcastle.

He is described as 6ft 1in, of a medium build, with medium length dark brown hair and a beard.

He was last seen wearing a black and grey bobble hat, black and grey hooded top and blue jogging bottoms.

Police Scotland warned the public not to approach Broomfield if seen and instead to contact officers on 101, quoting incident number 3295 of Monday, February 22, 2021, or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.