Prisoner escapes from Leeds court

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Police have released the photo of a man who has escaped from Leeds Combined Court today (Mon).

Leon Brown, 26, from the Chapeltown area of Leeds, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for breach of a community order relating to a blackmail offence.

He escaped shortly after the sentencing at 10.30 this morning.

He is 6ft tall and of a stocky build.

He was wearing blue jeans, a khaki jacket and a blue t-shirt when he fled the building.

Anyone who sees Leon Brown is asked not to approach him and to dial 999 immediately.