Police are appealing for help to find a man who absconded from a prison and has links with Leicestershire. Sean Cawthray, 41, was last seen yesterday at HMP Leyhill, in South Gloucestershire, at about 5.30pm, and is thought to have left the prison sometime before 8.30pm. He was reported missing and police enquiries have been underway since to locate him. He has links to Leicestershire and South Yorkshire (Leeds) and police said it possible he has travelled to one of these locations. He is about 5ft 10in tall, of medium build with short brown hair and blue eyes. When last seen he was wearing a pair of silver coloured training shoes, cream coloured combat trousers and a light blue coloured Helly Hansen type top. He may have been wearing either a worker's fluorescent jacket, grey jacket with orange patches or black jacket with a blue patch. Anyone spotting him is advised not to approach him but to contact police immediately on 999. Det Insp Dominic Graham, of South Gloucestershire CID, said: "We are committed to locating, returning to custody and charging anyone unlawfully at large. Officers work closely with HMP Leyhill and other police forces to track down absconders promptly and keep any potential risk to the public to a minimum."