Wednesday, 28 September 2016


Police have warned members of the public not to approach the 46-year-old, saying anyone with information should call 999.


handout photo issued by Gwent Police of convicted murderer Mark Anthony Ryder, who has vanished from a bail hostel.
Image Caption:Mark Anthony Ryder disappeared from a bail hostel in Manchester at the weekend
A national manhunt is underway to track down a convicted murderer who has fled from a bail hostel.
Mark Anthony Ryder shot love rival Stuart McCue in Brighton in 1993, in front of the victim's girlfriend, two teenage nieces and two other children.
He was jailed for 15 years for murder but had been living in a bail hostel in Greater Manchester after being released on licence in June this year.
In an appeal for information on Wednesday, police said Ryder was not there when officers went to check over the weekend.
Hertfordshire Police are leading national appeals to find the 46-year-old, with an all ports alert issued and forces across the country helping publicise the appeal.
Members of the public are being warned not to approach Ryder, but to call 999 immediately.
He has escaped from jail twice before, police said, and was on the run from Lewes prison, where he had been serving a sentence for theft, when he shot Mr McCue.
The former market trader was jailed in 1993, but went on the run again 12 years into his sentence after escaping prison guards while on an escorted trip to a Cambridge shopping centre.
He was eventually caught in Malaga and returned to the UK.
Anyone with information about Ryder's whereabouts should call 999.