A convicted arsonist and burglar has absconded from a Suffolk prison.

Police are searching for Danny Johnson, 24, who was serving a six-year sentence for arson and burglary offences at Hollesley Bay, near Woodbridge.

Johnson is described as white, approximately 6ft 1ins in height, of heavy build with short brown hair, green eyes and a brown beard.

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He is believed to be wearing black tracksuit bottoms, a grey T-shirt with grey trainers and carrying a black bag.

He has links to the Bedford area, west of Cambridge. 

Anyone who believes they have seen Johnson, or who has any information regarding his whereabouts, is asked to contact Suffolk police quoting CAD 219 of May 12.