Man jailed on drugs charge walks out of prison

Ian Armstrong
Ian Armstrong
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A 45-year-old man jailed on drugs charges has absconded from Kirkham prison.

Ian Armstrong, also known as Peter Wright or Neil Armstrong, left HMP Kirkham around 10am yesterday.

Armstrong, formerly of Globe Street, Liverpool, was sentenced to four years and six months in prison at Gloucester Crown Court in July 2016 for possessing with intent to supply the class A drug heroin, driving while disqualified and breach of suspended sentence

He is described as white, 5ft 6in tall, with a slim build, brown hair and green eyes. He has a scar on the right side of his head.

A Lancashire police spokesman said: “We are appealing for information leading to Armstrong’s arrest. We would urge anyone with information to contact police immediately.

“If you can help police, contact officers immediately.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 0667 of September 28.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at