Police hunting for a notorious gangster who has absconded from prison have released new images of him appearing to meet a woman with a pushchair before travelling on a train to Darlington. 

Cleveland Police are continuing their search for missing prisoner Daniel Gee, a fortnight after the Liverpool man absconded from Kirklevington Prison in Stockton, in the north east.

Daniel Gee - who police say has links to St Helens - left the prison on Monday, May 27, and was captured on CCTV released by Cleveland Police at James Cook University Hospital train station at 11.50am on Tuesday 28th May, where he is believed to have boarded a train to Middlesbrough at 1:27pm.

CCTV pictures released by police (Image: Cleveland Police)

A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: "Since our last appeal, officers now have CCTV footage of a woman with a pushchair, who appears to have met with Gee on the platform of the hospital train station between 12pm and 1.30pm that same day.

"They appear to board a train together to Middlesbrough, then together board another train, which travels to Darlington.

"They both get off at Darlington and go their separate ways on the platform. The woman can be seen leaving Darlington train station without Gee, pushing a pushchair and heading towards Yarm Road and the town centre of Darlington.A woman with a pram is seen on the footage (Image: Cleveland Police)

"Officers would like to speak to this woman and would urge her to come forward and assist with enquiries.

Investigators now also have CCTV footage, showing Daniel Gee boarding the 2.16pm train from Darlington to Liverpool Lime Street on Tuesday, May 28. It is unknown at the moment at which stop he got off the train.

Gee, 44, was given an indefinite sentence for making threats to kill at Liverpool Crown Court in 2010, the BBC reports.

He was told by a judge that he posed a significant risk to the public.

Merseyside Police confirmed Gee had absconded from jail and Cleveland Police are leading the search.

The Ministry of Justice confirmed Gee had gone missing from a Category D prison.

A spokesperson told the BBC: "Offenders who break the rules are punished and face extra time behind bars and we are working with the police to recapture this prisoner

“All prisoners in Category D prisons are robustly risk-assessed and absconds are rare."

According to reports, at a trial at Liverpool Crown Court in October 2009, Gee was convicted of two counts of threats to kill and another two of blackmail.

He also admitted conspiracy to possess firearms and ammunition

Gee is described as around 6ft tall, large build and bald.

Anyone who sees him is asked to call Cleveland Police on 101, quoting reference number 098852.

Anyone with information can call 101, quoting SE24098852, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or report online at www.crimestoppers.co.uk.

(Image: Cleveland Police)