WANTED: Firearms and robbery prisoners escape from Thorn Cross

Warrington Guardian: Peloe left and Arnold, right are on the run Peloe left and Arnold, right are on the run

POLICE are appealing for information after two prisoners have escaped Thorn Cross open prison.

The pair, both from Liverpool, were found to be missing around 10.30am on Tuesday by prison officials.

Anthony Peloe, aged 43, was convicted of possession of firearms with intent to commit harm on 14 December 2005 and given athree-year indeterminate sentence.

John Arnold, aged 30, was convicted of robbery on 8 May 2006 was sentenced to two years imprisonment, also with an indeterminate sentence.

Peole is described as a white man, 5ft 8ins tall, with brown hair and blue eyes while Arnold is around 5ft 11ins tall, slim in build with brown hair and brown eyes.

Police say both men may be wearing prison issue green trousers.

Supt Martin Cleworth of Warrington police said: "Cheshire Police are making every effort to locate these two men including liaising with colleagues in other forces.

“They may be travelling together or separately.

“ My advice to any member of the public who sees them is not to approach them, but to immediately ring police on 999.

“I would also ask members of the public to be mindful that the men remain outstanding, and despite the hot weather, be cautious about leaving your house or car insecure with an open window.

“If you have any concerns at all, contact your local police station."

The pair are the latest in a number of high profile escapes from open prisons across the country.

It follows the Warrington Guardian revealing in March this year there has been more than one escape every two weeks in the last two years at the Appleton open prison which now houses adult inmates guilty of violent crimes and those on life sentences.

Anyone with information about the latest escapees should call 101 quoting incident 306 of 20/05/2014.

Although both men have been risk assessed for open conditions, police are advising as a precaution not to approach them - anyone who sees them is advised to immediately ring 999.
 

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3:53pm Wed 21 May 14

moleogod says...

stop putting dangerous people in open prisons holy crap
stop putting dangerous people in open prisons holy crap moleogod
  • Score: 27

3:59pm Wed 21 May 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

moleogod wrote:
stop putting dangerous people in open prisons holy crap
Holy crap stop putting innocent people in open prisons too!
[quote][p][bold]moleogod[/bold] wrote: stop putting dangerous people in open prisons holy crap[/p][/quote]Holy crap stop putting innocent people in open prisons too! GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: -22

4:45pm Wed 21 May 14

Avoidthemainstream says...

Find the nearest crack or smack den (pewterspear maybe?) and you will find these 2
Find the nearest crack or smack den (pewterspear maybe?) and you will find these 2 Avoidthemainstream
  • Score: 9

4:45pm Wed 21 May 14

moleogod says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
moleogod wrote:
stop putting dangerous people in open prisons holy crap
Holy crap stop putting innocent people in open prisons too!
holy crap both convicted criminals
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moleogod[/bold] wrote: stop putting dangerous people in open prisons holy crap[/p][/quote]Holy crap stop putting innocent people in open prisons too![/p][/quote]holy crap both convicted criminals moleogod
  • Score: 11

5:13pm Wed 21 May 14

SophieEB91 says...

Okay why are dangerous people being put in open prisons? This makes absolutely no sense! Might as well just open the gates of all the prisons in the UK!!!
Okay why are dangerous people being put in open prisons? This makes absolutely no sense! Might as well just open the gates of all the prisons in the UK!!! SophieEB91
  • Score: 14

5:31pm Wed 21 May 14

Knowmenot says...

Am I mistaken? I thought Thorn Cross is classed as a YOI. (Google HMYOI Thorn Cross Prison) designated for 321 Male YOI.
Has it been re-designated, or is there another prison on the same site for convicted people who are older then youths?
Am I mistaken? I thought Thorn Cross is classed as a YOI. (Google HMYOI Thorn Cross Prison) designated for 321 Male YOI. Has it been re-designated, or is there another prison on the same site for convicted people who are older then youths? Knowmenot
  • Score: 6

5:47pm Wed 21 May 14

ninearches says...

Risk assessed for an open prison regime.....the prison authorities need to get real, many of these criminals are sly, cunning & manipulative & will be able to fool a risk assessor to perfection.
Risk assessed for an open prison regime.....the prison authorities need to get real, many of these criminals are sly, cunning & manipulative & will be able to fool a risk assessor to perfection. ninearches
  • Score: 9

7:18pm Wed 21 May 14

Paul Kennedy says...

Knowmenot wrote:
Am I mistaken? I thought Thorn Cross is classed as a YOI. (Google HMYOI Thorn Cross Prison) designated for 321 Male YOI.
Has it been re-designated, or is there another prison on the same site for convicted people who are older then youths?
It has been re-designated, and used for prisoners with less then 2 years left to serve. Further information on this link: http://www.justice.g
ov.uk/contacts/priso
n-finder/thorn-cross


I note the following description on the website: Accommodation: Single rooms, own key.
[quote][p][bold]Knowmenot[/bold] wrote: Am I mistaken? I thought Thorn Cross is classed as a YOI. (Google HMYOI Thorn Cross Prison) designated for 321 Male YOI. Has it been re-designated, or is there another prison on the same site for convicted people who are older then youths?[/p][/quote]It has been re-designated, and used for prisoners with less then 2 years left to serve. Further information on this link: http://www.justice.g ov.uk/contacts/priso n-finder/thorn-cross I note the following description on the website: Accommodation: Single rooms, own key. Paul Kennedy
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