Police warn public not to approach prisoner jailed for baseball bat attack after he goes on the run

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
Police have warned the public not to approach Sean Bonar if spotted (PA)

A violent prisoner who attacked two men with a baseball bat has gone on the run after he absconded from an open prison.

Sean Bonar failed to return to HMP Castle Huntly, near Dundee, after he was released on licence for home leave.

The 29-year-old was jailed for six years in 2016 for a baseball bat attack on two men in Knightswood, Glasgow.

Bonar failed to return to HMP Castle Huntly after being released on licence (Geograph)

Police Scotland have warned members of the public not to approach Bonar if they spot him.

The force said in a statement: “If seen, members of the public should not approach him and should contact Police Scotland on 101 or 999.”

They added the Bonar is believed to have connections in the Glasgow area.

The Scottish Prison Service said it does not comment on individual prisoners, but added: “A rigorous risk assessment is undertaken prior to any offender being granted un-escorted leave.

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“The majority of these take place without incident. Those on home leave are released on licence conditions.

“Where an individual breaches their licence conditions, the Scottish Prison Service will work with Police Scotland to apprehend the individual who is now unlawfully at large.”

Bonar is 5ft 9in, with an average build and short dark hair.

Anyone wishing to provide information anonymously can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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