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TWO criminals have gone on the run from an open prison.

Philip Stephenson, 33, and Gareth Robinson, 24, left HMP Kirkham in Lancashire together on Saturday.

Stephenson was serving a sentence for firearms offences while Robinson was in prison for burglary, Greater Manchester Police said.

They are believed to have got into a silver Volkswagen Golf before heading to the Oldham area, where they are both originally from.

Detective Chief Inspector John Mazzolai said: "Neither of these men has been seen since they absconded. They are not to be approached by members of the public."

There has been a flurry of controversy over open prisons after a spate of inmates went on the run. In the most high-profile case, Michael Wheatley, who is known as the "Skull Cracker", carried out a raid on a building society while on the run from HMP Standford Hill in Kent in May.
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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Jul 7, 2014
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