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Urgent warning after convicted killer breaks out of prison as police say he’s not approaching

A manhunt has been launched after convicted killer Shane Farrington, 39, escaped from HMP Thorn Cross in Warrington and the public has been warned not to approach him

Police have warned the public not to contact Shane Farrington
Police have warned the public not to contact Shane Farrington

Police have warned the public not to approach a convicted killer who has escaped from a Warrington prison.

Shane Farrington, 39, was last seen at HMP Thorn Cross in Appleton at 6.45pm on Thursday 24th March.

Cheshire Police have launched a manhunt and are asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to get in touch, the reported Liverpool echo.

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

He has escaped prison before, evading officers in 2018 while being treated for a head injury at a Norfolk hospital.







Farrington was last seen at HMP Thorn Cross in Appleton
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The 39-year-old ran through parking lots, a farmer’s field and the Norwich City training ground before finally being caught by the police around two hours later.

Farrington was last seen in a dark colored top with white writing across the front, blue jeans, black shoes and a dark coat.

He was also carrying a dark backpack, police said.

He is known to have connections within the Peterborough area.

Superintendent Mike Evans said: “We currently have numerous officers conducting a variety of searches in an attempt to locate Farrington.

“While our investigation continues, we urge anyone who sees Farrington not to contact him and instead to call Cheshire Constabulary immediately on 999 quoting IML 1230000.

“Officials will be present around the prison and surrounding area to reassure the community. If you have any concerns, please speak to one of them.”

Tips can also be shared anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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