Two men are wanted by police after absconding from prison in Lancashire.
Philip Stephenson, 33, and Gareth Robinson, 23, escaped together from HMP Kirkham in Blackpool yesterday and it is believed they may both be somewhere in the Greater Manchester or Oldham areas.
It is also thought they got into a silver Volkswagen Golf as they escaped from the prison and headed towards Oldham.
Both are originally of the Oldham area. Stephenson was serving a sentence for firearms offences and Robinson for burglary.
Detective Chief Inspector John Mazzolai said: "Neither of these men has been seen since they escaped from prison on Saturday.
"They are not to be approached by members of the public, but if anyone sees them or knows of their whereabouts, please contact us.
"I would also like to remind people that if anyone is found to be assisting or harbouring these wanted men, they too will face being arrested and a possible prison sentence of their own. So please get in touch if you know where they are."
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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