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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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Police urge escaped armed robber to hand himself in

Whitley escaped from lawful custody on 19 July 2014 and we are making every effort to find him.

He is not to be approached by members of the public, but if anyone sees him or knows of his whereabouts, please contact GMP on 101 immediately.

I would also urge Whitley to hand himself in at his nearest police station and to remind people that if anyone is found to be assisting or harbouring Whitley, they too will face being arrested and a possible prison sentence of their own.

– Detective Inspector Robert Cousen

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