Convicted killer escapes from prison as police issue urgent warning

Shane Farrington
Shane Farrington

Police are urgently appealing for information on Shane Farrington's whereabouts

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Police are urgently appealing for information after a convicted killer has escaped from a prison in Warrington for a second time.

Shane Farrington was last seen on Thursday 24 March at Thorn Cross in Appleton, Cheshire at 6.45 pm.

In a bid to trace the 39-year-old, officers are currently carrying out a number of enquiries in a bid to urge anyone with information as to his whereabouts to get in touch.

Farrington was found guilty of manslaughter in 2009 after killing a prisoner in his cell at HMP Peterborough on September 11, 2008.

Shane Farrington
Shane Farrington

He previously escaped prison when he was being treated in hospital for a head injury in 2018.

Farrington was last seen wearing a dark top with white writing on the front, blue jeans, black shoes, a dark coat and has a dark rucksack.

He is known to have links within the Peterborough area.

Superintendent Mike Evans said: “We currently have numerous officers carrying out a variety of searches to locate Farrington.

“While our enquiries are ongoing we’re urging anyone who sees Farrington to not approach him but to instead call Cheshire Constabulary immediately on 999 quoting IML 1230000.

“Officers will be maintaining a presence around the prison and in the local area to provide reassurance to the community. If you have any concerns please do speak to one of them.”

Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.