Taunton-linked Shannon Gray absconds from prison

PEOPLE are being urged not to approach a Taunton-linked man who has absconded from prison.

Shannon Gray, 38, was last seen at HMP Leyhill, an open prison near Tortworth, at around 6pm on Saturday (August 8)

He is described as white, about 5ft 11ins tall and of slight build.

He’s believed to be wearing navy blue jogging bottoms, a grey T-shirt and grey trainers.

Shannon is currently serving an indeterminate sentence following his conviction in 2007 for wounding with intent.

And police said he has links to the Taunton area.

“If you see Shannon Gray, do not approach him but call 999 immediately, quoting reference 5220178468,” said a police spokesperson.

“If you have any other information about his whereabouts, call 101 quoting the same reference.”

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