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Police hunt after Lancashire offender absconds from open prison

Tyrone Richards, 22, from Lancaster, who has absconded from an open prison in Cheshire on November 20, 2012

Tyrone Richards, 22, from Lancaster, who has absconded from an open prison in Cheshire on November 20, 2012

Police are appealing for information after a 22-year-old man from Lancaster absconded from an open prison.

Tyrone Richards is serving an indeterminate sentence for a wounding offence in Lancaster in October 2008.

On November 20, Richards absconded from HM Prison Thorn Cross, a Young Offenders Institution, in Appleton Thorn, near Warrington.

He is described as white, approximately 5’9” tall, of slight build with brown hair and scars to the back of his head and a tattoo on his chest.

It is believed Richards could be staying in the Lancaster area.

Det Sgt Paul Greenhalgh, of Lancashire Police, said: “We believe Richards is in the Lancaster area and I would ask the public to be vigilant and report any sightings of him to the police - any details the public may have could be crucial.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

 

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