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Prisoners Scott Callaghan and Billy Harkins on the run from HMP Standford Hill, Eastchurch

By Emma Grove

Two inmates have absconded from one of Sheppey's jails.

Police were told on Saturday evening that the two men had fled from HMP Standford Hill, the open prison in Eastchurch.

They are 35-year-old Scott Callaghan, who is serving a sentence for perverting the course of justice and 29-year-old Billy Harkins, who was inside for aggravated burglary.

Prisoners Billy Harkins (left) and Scott Callaghan
Prisoners Billy Harkins (left) and Scott Callaghan

Officers are carrying out inquiries to trace the pair and have now issued an appeal to members of the public for help in tracking them down.

If anyone has any information of their whereabouts, contact police on 999, quoting incident reference number 28-1560.

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