Murderer walks out of Leyhill Open Prison

May 05 2022
Murderer walks out of Leyhill Open Prison

A CONVICTED murderer has absconded from Leyhill Open Prison.

Police have warned people not to approach 61-year-old William Javoric if they see him but to call 999 instead.

An appeal was issued today after Javoric, who was convicted of murder in 1984, was found to be missing from the open jail near Thornbury.

Avon and Somerset police say he was last seen in Bristol city centre yesterday morning, where he was recorded on CCTV.

Javoric is white, about 5ft 8in tall and has grey hair.

When last seen he was wearing a black Nike t-shirt, black jogging bottoms and Skechers trainers.

Officers say people should call 999 if they see Javoric or call 101 if they have any other information about his whereabouts, quoting the crime reference number 5222 105 521.