Warning to public after man escapes from court

Police Scotland is appealing for information to help trace a man who escaped from security at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.

Steven McGovern was with G4S staff when he managed to free himself and was last seen in the Grassmarket area at 5pm.

The 18 year old’s described as white, around 5 foot 7, with brown hair and was wearing a green hooded Lacoste tracksuit, blue T-shirt and green trainers.

Steven has links to the Drylaw area of Edinburgh.

Inspector David Hughes from Police Scotland said: “We ask anyone who knows where Mr McGovern is or has seen him, not to approach him, but to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident 2617 of July 10.”