Photo: Keith John Knight, 26, from Southport

Escaped Southport man found and returned to prison

A Southport man who absconded from prison has been found.

Lancashire Police began searching for Keith John Knight, 26, after he absconded from HMP Kirkham on Friday, June 17. Today, a police spokesperson confirmed he was located and detained on Wednesday evening (July 6)

Knight, who was serving a four year sentence for robbery, has links to Merseyside and Lancashire, in particular Southport, Burscough, Preston and Blackpool.

Police warned members of the public not to approach him and have appealed for Knight to hand himself in.

Detective Sergeant Angela Grey said: “If Keith Knight himself sees this appeal, I would also advise him to hand himself in at a local police station as we are actively seeking him and it’s just a matter of time before we find him.”

 

Original

Southport man wanted after absconding from HMP Kirkham

We are asking the public for help to trace a wanted man who absconded from prison last Friday (17 June).

Keith John Knight, 26, from Southport, is thought to have left HMP Kirkham during the afternoon where he was serving a four year sentence for robbery.

He is known to have links to Merseyside and Lancashire, in particular Southport, Burscough, Preston and Blackpool.

DS 2745 Angela Grey said: “If you have seen or know of Knight’s whereabouts, I would urge you not to approach him but to contact the police as soon as possible.

“Similarly, if Keith Knight himself sees this appeal, I would also advise him to hand himself in at a local police station as we are actively seeking him and it’s just a matter of time before we find him.”

Knight is described as white, around 5ft 11ins, slight build with brown hair and blue eyes.  He is known to have a scar on his right arm.

Anyone with information that could help is asked to call 01253 604193 or email Westintelunit@lancashire.pnn.police.uk.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

 

Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321

Email ots@otsnews.co.uk

Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk

Twitter  www.twitter.com/onthespot_news

Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News.

If you want your news read locally online then send it to ots@otsnews.co.uk – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience.

Comments