Convicted drug dealer captured after 7 months on the run from HMP Kirkham

A convicted drug dealer who went on the run from a Lancashire prison for nearly seven months has been captured.

Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 11:15 am

Jason Harrison had been wanted since he failed to return to HMP Kirkham after being released on temporary licence in November last year.

The 49-year-old had been jailed in January 2018 for four years at Liverpool Crown Court for drugs offences.

After serving less than two years of his sentence, he had been granted permission to visit his home city of Liverpool, but had failed to report back to the open prison.

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HMP Kirkham

Yesterday (June 1), after nearly seven months on the run, Harrison has been captured in the Wirral.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "You may remember a wanted appeal we did for a man named Jason Harrison, 49, who failed to return to HMP Kirkham after being released in November 2019 on temporary license.

"He was located and detained yesterday in the Wirral."