England

Kirkham absconded prisoners: Two people arrested

  • 8 July 2014
  • From the section England
Absconders Philip Stephenson and Gareth Robinson
Image caption Philip Stephenson and Gareth Robinson are both originally from Oldham

A 33-year-old man has been arrested in the Oldham area by police searching for two inmates who absconded from an open prison in Lancashire.

Philip Stephenson, who was in prison for firearm offences, escaped from HMP Kirkham in Blackpool on 5 July.

Greater Manchester Police said they are still looking for Gareth Robinson, 24, who was jailed for burglary.

A 24-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of harbouring an escaped prisoner, a police spokesman said.

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