Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Appeal after Lancaster man absconds from prison

Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of 22-year-old Lancaster man Tyrone Richards, who has absconded from an open prison in Cheshire.

Richards (pictured above in 2009) is serving an indeterminate sentence for a wounding offence in Lancaster in October 2008.

On 20 November 2012, Richards absconded from HM Prison Thorn Cross, a Young Offenders Institution, in Appleton Thorn, near Warrington.

He is described as white, approximately 5’9” tall, of slight build with brown hair and scars to the back of his head and a tattoo on his chest.

It is believed Richards could be staying in the Lancaster area.

Detective Sergeant Paul Greenhalgh said: “We believe Richards is in the Lancaster area and I would ask the public to be vigilant and report any sightings of him to the police - any details the public may have could be crucial.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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