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Police hunt for inmates on the run

Gareth Robinson absconded from Kirkham Prison

Gareth Robinson absconded from Kirkham Prison

Police are hunting two inmates on the run from an open prison.

Philip Stephenson, 33, and Gareth Robinson, 24, absconded from HMP Kirkham near Preston on Saturday.

Stephenson was serving a sentence for firearms offences while Robinson was in prison for burglary, Greater Manchester Police said.

They are believed to have got into a silver Volkswagen Golf before heading to the Oldham area, where they are both originally from.

Det Ch Insp John Mazzolai said: “Neither of these men has been seen since they escaped from prison on Saturday.

“They are not to be approached by members of the public, but if anyone sees them or knows of their whereabouts, please contact GMP on 101 immediately. If you would prefer to pass on information anonymously, then you can do this by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

 

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