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Date of Incident: 20th May 2014
Location of incident: Thorn Cross prison
Police are still appealing for information as
to the whereabouts of John Arnold.
Arnold absconded from custody along with
Anthony Peloe on Tuesday morning. Peloe is currently in police
custody but Arnold remains outstanding and police continue to
appeal for information concerning his whereabouts.
Both men were placed at Thorn Cross open
prison in Warrington, Cheshire. They were found to be missing
around 1030 a.m. on Tuesday 20 May 2014 by prison officials, who
immediately reported the matter to Cheshire Police.
At around 21.30 yesterday evening, Merseyside
Police made contact with Cheshire to advise that Anthony Peloe had
been sighted and arrested at an address on Tarbock Road, Speke.
Cheshire Police are still appealing for
information relating to Arnold.
Details of the prisoner
04/06/1983 (30 years) was convicted of robbery on 8 May 2006. He
was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment, also with an indeterminate
sentence. He is described as a white man, around 5' 11" tall, and
slim in build. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He may also be
wearing prison issue green trousers.
Can you help?
Police are appealing to anybody who may have seen the man,
since 10.30am on Tuesday morning, or have any information regarding
his current whereabouts, to make contact with them using the police
non-emergency number 101, and quoting incident 306
of 20/05/2014. Although the man has been risk assessed for
open conditions, police are advising as a precaution not
to approach him - anyone who sees him is advised to
immediately ring 999.
- Supt Martin Cleworth of Warrington police
Cheshire Police are making every effort to locate the man
including liaising with colleagues in other Forces. My advice
to any member of the public who sees him is not to approach him,
but to immediately ring police on 999. I would also ask members of
the public to be mindful that the man remains outstanding, and
despite the hot weather, be cautious about leaving your house or
car insecure with an open window. If you have any concerns at all,
contact your local police station.