POLICE are desperately searching for an ex-con recently released from prison.

Steven Malarkey, 29, breached the terms of his licence after being discharged from HMP Shotts.

Now police are now hunting the East Ayrshire man and have re-applied for inforamtion on his whereabouts.

He was last seen on Saturday 20 April and is known to areas of Ayrshire and Greater Glasgow.

He is described as white, around 6ft of medium build with brown hair.

Inspector Colin Shearer, Kilmarnock Police Station said: “We are currently looking to trace Steven Malarkey, who has breached his licence conditions since being released from HMP Shotts, and we are appealing to anyone who has any information regarding his whereabouts to come forward and contact us."

Kilmarnock Police Station can be contacted by calling 101, alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111, where anonymity can be maintained.”