A MANHUNT is underway to find a prisoner who absconded from an open prison.

William Adams, 22, left Ford Open Prison in West Sussex at 9am on Wednesday, July 14.

He is white, 5ft 6in, of medium build with blond hair and blue eyes and has a scar over his left eye.

He was last seen wearing a grey Under Armour tracksuit, grey baseball cap and black trainers.

Adams was serving a 45-month sentence for conspiracy to steal imposed in September 2020.

He has links to the Sittingbourne area of Kent.

A spokesman from Sussex Police said: "Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Sussex Police via 999 or 101, quoting serial 575 of 14/07."