Man who was jailed for manslaughter wanted on prison recall

Michael Sands was released from prison after serving part of a sentence for manslaughter, but he has since breached the conditions of his licence and is wanted on prison recall.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 12:44 pm
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 12:44 pm

Michael Sands, 31, was released from prison on April 3, 2019 after serving part of a sentence for manslaughter.

He was jailed following an incident which led to the death of 19-year-old Neil Murphy in Netherton on June 5, 2010.

Sands has since breached the conditions of his licence, which has now been revoked and a prison recall issued.

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A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: "Merseyside Police are appealing for information about Michael Sands who has links to the Skelmersdale area."

Sands is described as white, 5ft 7in tall, of medium build, with short brown hair and blue eyes.

Police say he is normally clean shaven and speaks with a Liverpool accent.

Sands is known to have links to the Skelmersdale and Sefton area.

Michael Sands (pictured) is white, 5ft 7in tall, of medium build, with short brown hair and blue eyes. (Credit: Merseyside Police)

Members of the public have been advised not to approach Sands, but to call 999 if they see him.

Anyone who believes they have seen Sands recently is asked to contact @MerPolCC on Twitter or call 101 quoting reference number 19100724300.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their online form HERE.