MERSEYSIDE Police have now confirmed that it has taken over the investigation into a dangerous gangster who absconded custody.

Daniel Gee, who has links to St Helens, Liverpool and Carlisle, absconded from Kirklevington Prison in North Yorkshire on Monday, May 27.

The 44-year-old is described as being around 6ft tall, has a large build and is bald.

Anyone who sees him is asked to call Merseyside Police on 101.

Alternatively, you can call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously online at or by calling 0800 555 111.

Investigators now have CCTV footage, showing 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 was also was captured on CCTV released by Cleveland Police at James Cook University Hospital train station at 11.50am on Tuesday, May 28, where he is believed to have boarded a train to Middlesbrough at 1.27pm.

Officers 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.

(Image: Cleveland Police)

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.

Police will not specify what his links to St Helens are.