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Prisoner on the run has links to Salford

An inmate with links to Salford has gone on the run after fleeing a Warrington prison, police revealed today.

Forces in the North West have today posted alerts for the arrest of 33-year-old Lewis Sinclair.

Sinclair, who was serving a sentence for assaulting a woman in Manchester, walked out of HMP Thorn Cross on 24 February 2016.

He is known to have links to parts of Salford, as well as Partington and Urmston.

Police warned that anyone found harbouring him would face criminal prosecution.

Thorn Cross is an open prison for those with less than two years left to serve on their sentence.

The 320-capacity jail is south-west of Salford

The 320-capacity jail is south-west of Salford

Police Sergeant Scott Braithwaite of GMP’s South Manchester Division said: “Lewis Sinclair is wanted after absconding from Thorncross Prison and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have information about where he is.

“Lewis has links to the Urmston and Partington areas of Trafford as well as parts of Salford so it is possible he may be in those areas.

“I would like to stress that anybody found harbouring him is committing a criminal offence and will face prosecution.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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