HMP Thorn Cross: Killer is second inmate to abscond in two dayson March 25, 2022 at 8:17 am

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Police hunt for killer Shane Farrington after he absconded from HMP Thorn Cross in Cheshire.

Shane Farrington

Image source, Cheshire Police

A second inmate has absconded from a prison within two days.

Shane Farrington, who was convicted of manslaughter, was last seen at HMP Thorn Cross in Warrington at about 18:45 GMT on Thursday, police said.

Another inmate, Jonathan Simpson, was later arrested after he absconded from the Category D prison on Wednesday.

Officers have warned the public not to approach Farrington, last seen wearing a dark-coloured top, blue jeans, black shoes, a dark-coloured coat.

The 39-year-old is known to have links within the Peterborough area.

A Cheshire Police spokesman said multiple searches are being carried out to locate him.

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