POLICE APPEAL TO LOCATE MAN WHO FAILED TO RETURN TO HMP KENNET
Merseyside Police can confirm officers are carrying out enquiries to locate a prisoner who has failed to return to HMP Kennet in Maghull.
Barry Hardman, 40-years-old from St Helens failed to return to prison after leaving HMP Kennet at around 9.00 am on Saturday, 6 December on day release.
Hardman is serving a 6 year sentence for Burglary.
He was due back at 4.30 pm on Saturday afternoon but failed to return. This was reported to Merseyside Police at around 5.30 pm. Since then, officers have been carrying out extensive enquiries and working with partner agencies to locate him and return him to prison.
Hardman is described as around 5ft 10in tall, of medium build with dark brown hair and blue eyes.
It is believed that he may be in the St Helens area.
Barry Hardman has been risk assessed as suitable for temporary release on licence by the Ministry of Justice, although any member of the public who sees him is advised not to approach them but to call the police.
Officers are appealing to anyone with any information on Hardman’s whereabouts to call Merseyside Police on either 0151 777 3835, or call 101.
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