Lancaster man absconds from prison

Tyrone Richards
Tyrone Richards
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A LANCASTER man jailed for a wounding offence in the city in 2008 has absconded from prison and could now be in the local area.

Police are appealing for information as to the whereabouts of Tyrone Richards, 22, who is serving an indeterminate sentence at an open prison in Cheshire.

Richards absconded from HM Prison Thorn Cross, a Young Offenders Institution, in Appleton Thorn, near Warrington, on November 20.

Police have today, Tuesday, December 4, appealed for information as to his whereabouts.

Richards is described as white, approximately 5’9” tall, of slight build with brown hair and scars to the back of his head and a tattoo on his chest.

It is believed he could be staying in the Lancaster area.

Detective Sergeant Paul Greenhalgh said: “We believe Richards is in the Lancaster area and I would ask the public to be vigilant and report any sightings of him to the police - any details the public may have could be crucial.”

Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.