Two men on the run after escaping from prison in Doncaster

Police are appealing for information after two men escaped from a prison in Doncaster.

Barry John Henry Lynn, who is 35-years-old and from Newcastle, and Michael Forster, who is 41 and from Gateshead, escaped from Hatfield Prison near Doncaster at 1:06pm on Wednesday.

Officers in both the South Yorkshire and Northumbria force areas are currently looking for the men, who are thought to be in a new shape blue Vauxhall Astra.

There is a possibility that the men may be in the north east and enquiries are ongoing to locate them.

The public are urged not to approach the men but to contact police if they see them.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and are currently in custody helping police with their enquiries.