Search for missing Lancashire prisoner

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Police want the public’s help to track down absconded prisoner Paul Anthony Wharton.

Wharton, 31, was last seen at HMP Kirkham on the evening of Monday April 23 and has not been seen since.

Wharton was sentenced to five years for burglary in 2016 at Chester Crown Court.

He has links to Liverpool, particularly the West Derby area.

Wharton is 5ft 7ins, slightly built, with blue eyes, brown hair and speaks with a Liverpool accent.

He has a small scar of the front of his head and a three inch scar on his thigh.