POLICE are trying to locate 37 year old William Patterson, who is currently unlawfully at large.
The PSNI say in a statement: “Patterson, who was serving a sentence for 4 counts of grievous bodily harm with intent, grievous bodily harm, 6 counts of theft, criminal damage and 2 counts of robbery was temporarily released from prison on 18 March and was due to return on 20 March.
“Patterson has so far failed to return.
“He is described as being around 176cm tall, of slim build with brown hair and a fresh complexion.
“We believe he has connections to Belfast and Dundonald.
“Despite exhaustive attempts to arrest Patterson, police have been unable to locate him.
“We are appealing to anyone who has seen William Patterson, or who knows of his whereabouts not to approach him but to contact Police on 101 quoting reference number RM20022657.
“Police would also appeal directly to him directly to hand himself in.
“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous.”