AN Alvechurch bodybuilder stabbed 12 times has blasted police and the prison service after the man responsible for the horrific attack has escaped prison.

Aiden Morrissey, 21, left HMP Sudbury on Sunday, November 17.

He was convicted at Birmingham Crown Court in February 2017 and sentenced to eight years and eight months in prison for wounding with intent and possessing a blade in public.

Will Flint was repeatedly knifed near a Birmingham cashpoint in the early hours of New Years Day 2017.

He was stabbed in the back, leg, side and stomach, leaving him in hospital for two weeks with 60 staples, a collapsed lung and severed spleen.

He was trying to save a woman from being attacked.

Posting on Facebook following news of the escape Will said: "Okay. So I can’t stay quiet about this any longer... Sudbury Prison, ARE YOU ACTUALLY KIDDING ME?

"I want to know who’s decision it was to permit the person who left me in a hospital bed with 12 knife wounds fighting for my life, to be moved into a low security OPEN prison, only a quarter into his sentence. Is it really a surprise that he’s now escaped?

"Not to mention this particular prison has THE HIGHEST number of escapees in the UK and widely known as ‘the holiday camp’."

Fitness competitor Mr Flint goes on to say that 1,157 inmates have gone missing since 1996 - one inmate per week.

He said: "If you knew that then why move him into an open prison in the first place?! To save money? As open prisons are cheaper to run due to lack of security, right?

"So how about the tens of thousands spent on police manhunt resources to find the inmates that run? And thousands more on the additional crimes they will likely commit after they abscond?

"Trusting violent convicts to change so soon is playing with fire, and I’m honestly baffled by the CPS’s incompetence here."

He did add: "For the record I am in total agreement of re-integration and giving that person the chance to change... but how about first we learn from mistakes and stop taking unnecessary risks with public safety?!

"No more rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic... FIX THE STUFF THAT NEEDS FIXING."

Police have said Morrissey, whose home address is in Birmingham, should not be approached if spotted.

A police spokesman said: "If you have seen Morrissey or know of his whereabouts, please do not approach him, instead contact us immediately quoting reference number 19*561817.

"You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999."