A dangerous prisoner was on the run last night after giving guards the slip during a stop at a supermarket to use the lavatory.
Police warned the public not to approach Hugh MacFarlen, 25, who disappeared from Asda in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
He was being taken from Bullingdon Prison, Oxfordshire, to Isleworth Crown Court in London, where he was due to appear for breach of a probation order.
MacFarlen was being transported by Premier Prison Services, a company based in Bracknell, Berkshire, which was unable to comment. A police spokesman said: "An extensive search has been launched."Reuse content