A PRISONER jailed for attempted murder almost 10 years ago is on the run.

Ross Ryan, who was sentenced to 19 years in prison in 2008, has escaped from HMP Thorn Cross.

Police are appealing for the public's help to trace the 29-year-old, from Levenshulme, after he absconded on November 26.

He is known to have links with the Levenshulme, Openshawe and Reddish areas.

Anyone with information can call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 55511.