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Inmate Bernard Sharkey absconds from Teesside jail

A prisoner who was jailed for making threats to kill and possessing an offensive weapon has absconded from a Teesside open prison.

Bernard Sharkey, 34, was serving an indeterminate sentence at HMP Kirklevington Grange near Yarm.

He was last seen carrying out community work at Newham Grange Farm in Coulby Newham at 12:30 BST on Thursday.

Cleveland Police warned members of the public not to approach Sharkey but to call 999 immediately.

  • 27 Aug 2012