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Renewed appeal to find Sean Phipps who failed to return to HMP Leyhill

Images show the clothes Sean Phipps was wearing on Wednesday 1 June,
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We are continuing to appeal for information to find Sean Phipps.

The 51-year-old failed to return to HMP Leyhill in South Gloucestershire on Wednesday 1 June having been on day release in Bristol.

He may still be in the greater Bristol area, including North Somerset or South Gloucestershire, and is known to walk or cycle long distances and camp out.

Phipps is described as white, about 6ft 2ins and was wearing at the time of his release a black coat over a blue top, blue jeans and Timberland footwear. He also wore a black Casio watch and blue glasses and carried a vape pen with him.

Phipps was convicted of kidnap in 2002 and rape in 1989 and 1993. He has previously used a number of different surnames.

Anyone who sees Phipps should not approach him, but instead call 999 and give the call-handler reference number 5222130002.

If you have any other information about where he could be, or to report a past sighting (since 1 June) please call 101 or use our dedicated online form to send a message straight to detectives.