Violent robber absconds from Kirkham Prison

Alan Brogan, 30, absconded from Kirkham Prison.
Alan Brogan, 30, absconded from Kirkham Prison.

A convicted criminal with a history of violent crimes has been on the run for almost a week after absconding from Kirkham Prison.

Members of the public are advised not to approach Alan Brogan, who was serving an eight-year jail sentence for crimes including robbery and wounding with intent.

We are advising the public not to approach him but to contact the police instead.

Det Con David Kerigan

Police are hunting the 30-year-old after he left HMP Kirkham at around 9pm on Wednesday.

Brogan is originally from the Preston area, and is known to have links to the city, but officers believe he may have travelled further afield.

In July 2009, he was sentenced to eight years behind bars for wounding with intent, aggravated burglary, robbery, theft and possession of a prohibited weapon.

Det Con David Kerigan, of Lancashire Police, said: “If anyone has seen Alan Brogan, I would urge them to let us know.

“We are advising the public not to approach him but to contact the police instead.”

He is described as being 6ft 1ins tall, with light coloured hair, blue eyes and of slim build. He has a distinctive tattoo on his right forearm of the word ‘Brogan’.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 and quote log number reference 1446 of October 7.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org