Gardaí are hunting for a prisoner who absconded from an open prison in Wicklow this morning.

The prisoner left Shelton Abbey, Arklow, Co Wicklow, this morning between 6.30am and 7.30am.

Fredrick Lee, aged 51 years, is described as 1.79m (5'9") with brown hair and brown eyes.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact Arklow Garda Station on 0402 26320, Wicklow Garda Station on 0404 60140 or any garda station.