Have You Seen This Man?

18 October 2016, 16:20 | Updated: 18 October 2016, 18:20

David Arthur

Police hunting an absconded prisoner with convictions for violence have issued a fresh appeal to the public.

David Arthur, 31, an inmate at HMP Castle Huntly, was on a temporary period of leave and was last seen in the Shore Road area of Perth at about 12.30pm on Monday.

Officers - who have released an up-to-date photograph of Mr Arthur - said he has connections in the Paisley area and inquiries are continuing there and throughout Glasgow.

Police Scotland said the missing man has previous convictions for violence and warned members of the public not to approach him but to report all sightings to the force.

He is described as 5ft 10ins, slim, with blue eyes and short black hair.

He was last thought to have been wearing a grey jumper and dark tracksuit bottoms, police said.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or alternatively via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be given anonymously.