Manhunt launched after inmate, 47, released from prison by ACCIDENT

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A manhunt has been launched after an inmate was accidentally released from a prison in Worcestershire.

William Walter Johnson is currently wanted for being “unlawfully at large”.

The 47-year-old, of Hipton Hill in Evesham, Worcestershire, was released “in error” from HMP Hewell in Redditch, Worcestershire, by HM Prison Service.

He is described as being a white man of proportionate build with a shaven head.

A Prison Service spokesperson said: “Releases in error are very rare but we take them extremely seriously and are working closely with Gloucestershire police to bring the offender back into custody quickly.”

He was released from HMP Hewell near Redditch

A manhunt has been launched to find William Walter Johnson

Johnson has links to Evesham, Hereford, Ledbury and Tewkesbury.

Police are asking for anyone who has information about his whereabouts to contact Gloucestershire Constabulary on 101 and quote incident 142 of 17 April.

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