Lanarkshire focus for missing prisoner

Police focusing their search in Lanarkshire for the escaped prisoner
Police focusing their search in Lanarkshire for the escaped prisoner
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Police are continuing in their search for escaped prisoner Anthony Ferrie and are focusing their efforts in Lanarkshire.

Ferrie (33) has been missing since he escaped custody after leaving the guards of St John’s Hospital in Livingston at around 1pm yesterday, Thursday August 4.

Police are following a number of positive lines of enquiry to trace Ferrie, and are concentrating their work in the West of Scotland.

Detective Inspector Paul Batten said: “Ferrie is from Bellshill and whilst we are carrying out some enquiries in West Lothian, most of our work is happening in Lanarkshire.

“The investigation is using both local and national Police Scotland resources, and liaison with partners, to try to locate Ferrie as quickly as possible and return him to custody. I would urge anyone who may know of his whereabouts to contact police immediately.”

If seen, members of the public should not approach Ferrie and should contact Police Scotland on 101.

Anyone wishing to provide information anonymously can do so through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.