GWENT Police are appealing for help in finding a prisoner who has been missing from prison near Usk since last night.

Luke Price, 27, who has been missing since approximately 6.30pm last night, Tuesday 22nd July.

Luke was travelling was being taken back to HMP Prescoed in a van.

When the van stopped Cardiff city centre he got out with another prisoner, 24-year-old James Horwood, and made off.

Luke is white, five feet 11 inches tall and of medium build. He has fair hair and blue eyes.

James Horwood has since handed himself in.

Luke Price was convicted of burglary at Cardiff Crown Court in May 2013.

Members of the public are advised not to approach him and to call police on 101, or in an emergency 999, quoting log number 447 22/07/14.