Suffolk prisoner on the run

POLICE are tonight hunting for an escaped murderer who was being held in a Suffolk prison. Mark Ryder, 37, escaped from custody while on an escorted visit to Cambridge from HMP Highpoint, near Haverhill.

POLICE are tonight hunting for an escaped murderer who was being held in a Suffolk prison.

Mark Ryder, 37, escaped from custody while on an escorted visit to Cambridge from HMP Highpoint, near Haverhill.

A police spokesman said: “Ryder was last seen by prison escorts in the Debenhams store in Cambridge's Grafton centre at about 2.25pm. He is currently serving a life sentence for a murder in Brighton. He has served 12 years.”

He is described as white, 5ft five inches with mousy brown hair which is shaved and greying at the sides and short on top. He has a faded tattoo of a cross on his forehead.

He was last seen wearing a light blue sleeved Lonsdale sweatshirt, blue jeans and white trainers.

Anyone who sees Ryder should not approach him but call 999 immediately.