Police are appealing for information after two prisoners have absconded from HMP Kirkham.

Thomas John Quadrio and Michael Arthur OíLeary absconded from the prison on the 1st January 2018 and havenít been seen since.

Quadrio, 33 is described as 5ft 11in tall, of slight build with brown hair and blue eyes. Quadrio has links to the Cheshire and Merseyside areas.

He was sentenced at Chester Crown Court to 60 months in prison on the 17th May 2016 for drugs offences.

OíLeary, 34, who also goes by the names David Barker and Paul Michael Silk, is 6ft 1in tall and of medium build. He has brown hair and blue/green eyes. He has a tattoo of Jesus on his left upper arm.

OíLeary was sentenced in April 2016 at Chester Crown Court to three years for burglary and theft. He has links to Manchester.

Anyone who knows of the whereabouts of these men is asked not to approach them, but to instead contact police on 101 quoting log number LC-20180101-0175.