Manhunt after prison escape

Adrian Fielding

Adrian Fielding

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POLICE have launched a manhunt after a second prisoner disappeared from a Fylde jail.

Convicted armed robber Adrian Fielding, 25, was released on temporary licence by HMP Kirkham on March 16 for a period of unescorted home leave.

He was set free on the condition he return to the prison on March 20.

But he has now disappeared.

Fielding, who is from the Wythenshaw area of Manchester, was serving a seven year prison sentence, imposed in 2010, after being convicted of two robberies and possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

He is the second prisoner to abscond in as many months after murderer Lester Jackson walked free from the open prison in March.

Jackson, 43, was jailed for life after he bludgeoned an accountant to death in front of an eight-year-old boy during an horrific mugging in 1991.

He was allowed out by HMP Kirkham officials to carry out a work placement in St Annes, but he did not return.

He was eventually captured three weeks later in Barrow in Cumbria.

Police are now appealing for information about Fielding’s whereabouts.

He was jailed in October 2010 after, 11 months earlier, he pulled out a firearm during a robbery at the co-op in Timperley, Trafford and again at the Royal Oak Post Office in Manchester.

Fielding is described as white, around 5ft 9in tall, medium build with brown eyes and short cropped black hair.

Information can be passed to local police either in person or by calling 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.