POLICE are warning people in Quinton to be on the lookout for a convict who has failed to return to prison.

Clayton Sherry was convicted of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life in 2007.

Police are hunting the 52-year-old, who failed to return to HMP Sudbury in Derbyshire on Saturday (October 10).

They are warning members of the public not to approach him, but to contact them immediately should they see him.

West Midlands Police shared an appeal stating that Sherry has links to Quinton, Kings Norton and Selly Oak as well as Mansfield.

It stated: "A convict has failed to return to HMP Sudbury.

"Clayton Sherry, aged 52, failed to return to the open prison on Saturday 10 October.

"He was convicted at Birmingham Crown Court in 2007 for possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life.

"Sherry also goes by the names of Andrew Brown, Simon Hawkins and Clayton Sheree.

"He is white, 5ft 9ins tall and has blue eyes and black hair. He is of medium build and has a tattoo of a dragon on his neck. He also has tattoo sleeves on both arms and a scar on his right cheek.

"He has links to Mansfield and parts of Birmingham, particularly Kings Norton, Selly Oak and Quinton.

"If you see Sherry, or know where he is, you are advised not to approach him but to contact us immediately quoting reference 874 of October 10; on Twitter – direct message @DerPolContact complete a contact form derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us or call 101.

"You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."