THIS convicted armed robber is being sought by police after absconding from his prison licence.

James Lawson, 52, has family connections in Islington but is known to frequent parts of northern Somerset, including Weston.

Lawson, who is 5ft 10in, was originally jailed in 1987 for armed robbery. Anyone who sees him is advised to dial 999.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, call 0208-721-3446 in confidence or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.