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Armed robber absconds from HMP Kirkham in Lancashire

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a man who has absconded from a prison in Lancashire. Officers say they are making 'every effort to find him'.

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Hunt for armed robber who escaped from prison

Police are appealing for the public’s help to trace a man who has absconded from a prison in Lancashire. Officers say they are making 'every effort to find him'.

Wayne Whitley was serving a life sentence for a series of violent armed robberies committed in 2004. He absconded from HMP Kirkham on 19 July and has not yet returned.

Wayne Whitley was serving a life sentence. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

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