Inmate '˜on the run' is arrested by police

A 34-year-old man accused of absconding from Kirkham open prison was arrested.

Wednesday, 19th September 2018, 1:42 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th September 2018, 10:52 pm
HMP Kirkham

Adrian Gilworth, formerly of Ashton-under-Lyne, allegedly went missing from the prison on Wednesday, August 29. He was arrested yesterday in his hometown.

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Police appealed for information leading to capture last last month.

The number of people absconding from the minimum security prison has led to conern, with a number of manhunts launched in recent years, including for a convicted killer.

Hundreds of inmates were sent back to closed prison last year after being judged to be ‘unsuitable’ for Kirkham.