Police catch Paul Archer, the "Golden Eagle" absconder from Kirkham Prison after two week manhunt

Paul Archer, and absconder from Kirkham Prison, has been caught after a two week manhunt, police said.

Friday, 16th August 2019, 3:08 pm
Updated Friday, 16th August 2019, 4:08 pm
Paul Archer, 35, absconded from HMP Kirkham on August 4.
Paul Archer, 35, absconded from HMP Kirkham on August 4.

Archer was serving a 12 year sentence at HMP Kirkham for crimes including aggravated burglary with intent, when he absconded on Sunday, August 4.

The 35 year old, from Staincross in Barnsley, was arrested in Barnsley yesterday after an 11-day police manhunt.

Read More

Read More
M6 and M61 traffic blog: LIVE updates on miles of gridlock

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Paul Archer, 35, absconded from HMP Kirkham on August 4.

Officers had warned the public that Archer "could be violent", and said he had a scar above his left eye and a tattoo on his right arm of a golden eagle.

Today they thanked everyone who had shared their appeal for information.