UPDATE PHOTO: Escaped rapist still on run

Adam Mark.
Adam Mark.

An exceptionally dangerous man who escaped from prison has still not been recaptured.

Adam Mark, 37, was last seen outside the reception area of HMP Leyhill, in South Gloucestershire, at 7.30 pm Tuesday.

He has West Yorkshire links and police believe he might be making his way back here.

Police said he was serving a life-sentence after being convicted in 1996 of three rapes and one attempted rape of women and girls.

He is considered to be a danger to the public and particularly children.

On a number of occasions he has targeted women and girls alighting from buses or who were at bus stops as well as a woman walking her dog alone.

Detective Inspector Jill Kells, who is coordinating the search, said: “Adam Mark is a very dangerous man. He is serving a life sentence for a series of stranger sex attacks against women and children as young as 12.

“He has also carried out robberies to fund his drug habit.

“We know he had started using drugs again before he absconded from prison.

“We are doing all we can to can to locate Adam Mark and return him to prison.

“If you see him please don’t approach him but contact the police immediately by calling 999.”

Mark is about 5ft 6ins tall of medium build with short cropped brown hair.

He wears a diamond earring in his left ear, is clean shaven and has blue eyes. He also has tattoos and when he went missing was wearing a grey coloured tracksuit.