Prisoner on the run after home leave from Scottish open jail has been found

A prisoner has been found after disappearing while on home leave and going on the run from a Scottish jail.

A man hunt was launched by police after James Stewart, 24, disappeared during a home visit in Glasgow from HMP Castle Huntly, near Dundee.

He was reported missing to police at 2:35pm on Friday and was believed to have connections in the Glasgow area.

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Officers believed Stewart did not present a threat to members of the public.

Missing prisoner James Stewart has now been traced.
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Police confirmed Stewart had been found late on Saturday evening following search efforts.

A statement from Tayside Police Division confirmed that Stewart had been found.

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In a statement, it said: "Police Scotland can confirm that convicted prisoner, James Stewart, 24 years, reported missing on Friday 1st October, from HMP Castle Huntly, has been traced."

The 15th-century Castle Huntly is Scotland’s only open prison.

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Most inmates are low-risk, serving short sentences of up to two years, although some are long-sentence prisoners nearing the end of their term.

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