Man arrested as police hunt prisoners

Kirkham Prison
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A man has been arrested by police searching for two inmates who absconded from Kirkham prison.

The 33-year-old man was detained by officers in the Oldham area.

Phiip Stephenson, who was in prison for firearm offences, escaped from the open prison, on Freckleton Road, Kirkham, on Saturday, July 5.

Greater Manchester Police has said it is still looking for Gareth Robinson, 24, who was jailed for burglary.

A 24-year-old woman was also arrested on suspicion of harbouring an escaped prisoner.