Kirkham absconded prisoners: Second man arrested

Absconders Philip Stephenson and Gareth Robinson Philip Stephenson and Gareth Robinson are both originally from Oldham

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in the Oldham area by police searching for two inmates who absconded from an open prison in Lancashire.

Gareth Robinson, who was jailed for burglary, fled from HMP Kirkham in Blackpool on 5 July.

Philip Stephenson, who was in prison for firearm offences and absconded with Robinson, was arrested on Tuesday.

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

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More England stories

RSS

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.