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.

Friday, 3rd December 2021, 11:19 am

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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A man who escaped prison while serving a sentence for robbery and possession of a firearm has been arrested

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