Prisoner captured after 3 months on the run from HMP Kirkham

A prisoner who absconded from HMP Kirkham three months ago has been captured.

Thursday, 26th September 2019, 8:32 am
Updated Thursday, 26th September 2019, 9:32 am
Michael Doherty, 27, had been on the run for nearly 3 months after absconding from HMP Kirkham on Saturday, June 29

Michael Doherty, 27, had been wanted by police since absconding from the open prison on June 29.

After evading police for three months, the convicted burglar was arrested yesterday (Monday, September 23) in Sandbach, Cheshire.

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Michael Doherty, 27, had been on the run for nearly 3 months after absconding from HMP Kirkham on Saturday, June 29

In June, Lancashire Police released a public appeal to help find Doherty, who had been serving his sentence for offences including burglary and dangerous driving in November 2018.

The appeal warned the public that the prisoner could be dangerous, and advised people not to approach him.