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Prisoner is recaptured

Date published: 08 July 2014

AN Oldham man on the run after escaping from Kirkham open prison in Blackpool has been arrested — but another remains at large.

The Chronicle reported yesterday how Philip Stephenson (33), serving a sentence for a firearms offence, and Gareth Robinson (24), jailed for burglary, were believed to have fled to Oldham.

Officers today arrested Stephenson in the Oldham area as well as a 24-year-old woman on suspicion of harbouring an escaped prisoner. Police are continuing to hunt Robinson.


Presume he is back at the Pleasure Beach . . . I mean Kirkham "Open" Prison now?


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