Violent prisoner on the run

Michael Doherty, 27, has gone on the run after fleeing from HMP Kirkham on Saturday June 29.

Doherty, described as white, 6ft 2in tall, of medium build, with brown eyes and dark wavy hair, formerly lived in Cheshire and was jailed at Chester Crown Court in November 2018 for offences including burglary and dangerous driving.

He has an Irish accent and a tattoo of the name ‘Mary’ on his left arm and has links to Cheshire, Manchester, Staffordshire, Leicestershire, Lancashire and Essex.

The public are warned that Doherty could be violent and people are advised not to approach him.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “Doherty is wanted by police after absconding from prison. We are advising people not to approach him but instead contact police immediately. If you have any information about his whereabouts please come forward.”

Anyone with information can call 101 or email  quoting log 0773 of June 29.

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