Prison escapee wanted in connection with Bamber Bridge assault arrested
A man who absconded from HMP Kirkham while serving a sentence for robbery and possession of a firearm has been arrested.
Carl Gilgun was wanted after absconding from HMP Kirkham in October - where he was serving a four year sentence for robbery and possession of a firearm.
Police also wanted to speak to the 38-year-old in connection with an assault on a woman in the Bamber Bridge area on Thursday (December 2).
Officers have confirmed Gilgun was arrested following an earlier police appeal.
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A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "Good news! Further to our earlier appeals, wanted man Carl Gilgun has been arrested and is in custody.
"Thanks to everyone who shared our appeals to find him."
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