Hunt for absconded prisoner Kenneth Tait

Kenneth Tait. Pic: comp

Kenneth Tait. Pic: comp

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Police are hunting a prisoner who has absconded in Edinburgh.

Kenneth Tait, 47, was last seen at the Craigleith Retail Park at 7pm on Wednesday. He had been due to return to the HMP Castle Huntly open prison.

The con-man preyed on vulnerable women for cash, and duped a series of women out of a total of £155,229 in Edinburgh and at Glencare, Perth, between 2000 and 2007.

He was jailed for six years and four months in July, 2011, after a judge condemned his “cold, calculated callousness”.

He is described as 6ft, thin, with short thinning grey-coloured hair with fair complexion. He is believed to be wearing a red-coloured jacket.

Anyone who has seen him or who has information as to where he is now should contact Police Scotland on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.