Tattooed burglar walks out of HMP Kirkham

A burglar with tattoos reading 'Mum' and 'The Saint' has absconded from Kirkham prison.

Thursday, 28th June 2018, 5:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th July 2018, 6:16 pm
Thomas Welch

Thomas Welch, 41, left HMP Kirkham yesterday and has not been seen since.

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Welch was jailed for five and a half years for burglary by Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court in 2016.

He is 6ft tall, with brown hair, hazel eyes and tattoos on his head and neck including ‘Mum’, ‘S.O.T’ and ‘The Saint'. He has a Y-shaped scar on his left cheek and a two inch scar above his right eyebrow.

Anyone with information is asked to contact [email protected], or call 101 quoting log number LC-20180627-1616.