Police search for escaped prisoner in West Lothian

Police helicopters involved in search for missing prisoner in West Lothian
Police helicopters involved in search for missing prisoner in West Lothian

A prisoner has escaped following a hospital visit to St John’s in Livingston

It is reported the man may have jumped out of a G4S van following an appointment at the hospital.

Sources say the man, who has not yet been named, escaped while in the custody of the security service.

Prison sources confirmed the runaway happened while the prisoner was in the custody of the security service.

A police search is on-going in the surrounding area to trace the prisoner.

A wide-scale police search including helicopters, is on-going in the surrounding area to trace the absconder.