Police are hunting for a man who failed to return to prison while on temporary release. 

Thomas Snell, 33, failed to return to Hollesley Bay Prison as required this afternoon. 

Snell, who is known to have links to Essex, is serving an eight-year sentence for drugs offences.

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He is described as white, around 5ft 9ins tall, of medium build, with black hair and blue eyes.

Anyone who has seen him or seen a man matching the description given, or knows of his whereabouts, should contact Suffolk Police. 

Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.