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Woman arrested after Scott Callaghan and Billy Harkins abscond from Standford Hill prison on Sheppey

03 July 2014
by KentOnline reporter

A woman's been arrested after two men absconded from Kent jails on Saturday.

The 34-year-old, from Essex, was arrested in connection with helping an offender and bailed until July 13 for further police enquiries.

It comes after Scott Callaghan, 35, and Billy Harkins, 29, fled from HMP Standford Hill on Sheppey on Saturday.

Escaped prisoners Billy Harkins (left) and Scott Callaghan

Prisoners Billy Harkins (left) and Scott Callaghan

DCI Ann Lisseman, at Kent Police, said: "We are following a number of lines of enquiries to trace the pair and I would urge anyone who has information regarding their whereabouts to Harkins contact Kent Police immediately.

"The men are thought to have connections in Kent, London, Liverpool and Scotland.

"It is not thought that the men pose an immediate risk to the public, but I would never encourage a member of the public to approach any offender.

A wing at Standford Hill open prison in Eastchurch on Sheppey

A wing at Standford Hill open prison in Eastchurch on Sheppey

"If you see either of these men, do not approach them or try to apprehend them and instead call police straightaway to pass on the information."

If you think you have seen either of the men since Saturday, call Kent Police on 999 and quote incident reference 28-1560.

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