AN inmate with links to Cheshire has escaped from an open prison in Preston.

Thomas John Quadrio absconded from HMP Kirkham on January 1 and he haven’t been seen since.

The 33-year-old is described as 5ft 11ins, of slight build with brown hair and blue eyes.

Quadrio, who also has links to Merseyside, was sentenced at Chester Crown Court to 60 months in prison in May 2016 for drugs offences.

Michael Arthur O’Leary is also on the run.

The 34-year-old, who also goes by the names David Barker and Paul Michael Silk, is 6ft 1ins and of medium build.

He has brown hair and blue/green eyes.

He has a tattoo of Jesus on his left upper arm.

O’Leary, who has links to Manchester, was sentenced in April 2016 at Chester Crown Court to three years for burglary and theft.

Anyone who knows of the whereabouts of these men is asked not to approach them but to call Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number LC-20180101-0175.