A MAN who fled Kirkham prison more than 18 months ago is still being hunted by police.
Michael Aspinall has not been seen since he fled the category D open prison in April 2011, and police have now re-issued his picture in a bid to find him.
The 31-year-old, who was five years into a jail term for threatening to kill someone, is one of five offenders Lancashire Police is appealing for the public’s help in tracing.
Also being hunted is an alleged car thief and burglar, two other men accused of burglary and a 20-year-old who failed to keep his date with a judge at Preston Crown Court.
Jonathan Curwen is wanted after allegedly using car keys – dropped by the victim – to steal a car from South Shore.
The police also believe the 24-year-old was behind a burglary in Layton, where electrical items were allegedly stolen from a residential property.
Also wanted for an alleged burglary is 33-year-old Ian Langhorne who was last known to be living in South Shore and allegedly stole items from another flat in the same multi-occupancy dwelling as his own home.
The stolen items were later discovered in his property.
Callum Daniels, 24, is wanted in connection with a burglary at a residential property in Layton.
And finally police want help to trace 20-year-old Jonathon Taitt who is wanted for breaching a court order after he failed to turn up at Preston Crown Court on December 20.
The Gazette appealed for readers’ help in tracing 12 wanted men over the festive period, and Det Insp Kevin Simmonds, from Blackpool police, said: “Thanks to the public, three of those people have since been arrested.
“I would reassure the public that we are always looking for people who are wanted and we will never give up.
“We follow up every lead and act on every piece of information that comes into us.”