A MANHUNT is underway after two convicts, one with a link to North Yorkshire, were reported missing from prison.

Humberside Police are searching for Jeremiah St. Phorose, 27, from Hull, and Darrel Bryce, 31, from Nottinghamshire, who absconded from HMP Hatfield & Young Offenders Institution in Doncaster on Monday.

Police said St. Phorose has connections in Selby, and the two men were believed to have left the Thorne Road, Hatfield prison together .

Both men were serving indefinite life sentences for separate offences including burglary and wounding for St. Phorose, and robbery and possession of a firearm for Bryce.

The public are urged not to approach either of the men, but contact Humberside Police immediately on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111, quoting reference 80 of March 28.