Police hunt missing prisoner

Police are hunting for a missing prisoner
Police are hunting for a missing prisoner

Police are appealing for information to trace a female prisoner who has failed to return to Cornton Vale.

Amy Stewart was due back at the Stirlingshire prison at the weekend, but did not appear following a weeklong licence.

She is not thought to be a risk to members of the public, but officers are currently carrying out inquiries in Glasgow, West Lothian and Stirlingshire.

Superintendent Kenneth Macleod said: “We are currently looking to trace Amy Stewart, who is missing from HMP/YOI Cornton Vale, and are currently working with our colleagues at the Scottish Prison Service to locate her.

“We would like to emphasise that Stewart is not considered to be a risk to the public at this time. Nevertheless we are keen to see her returned to Cornton Vale as soon as possible.”