Prisoner on the run after escaping from van near Sandbach


Staff reporter (Chester First)

POLICE are searching for a prisoner who escaped from a prison van.

John Inglesby, 28, escaped from a prison van on Wednesday at 5.25pm on the A534, just before junction 17 of the M6, heading towards Sandbach.

He appeared at Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court that morning charged with aggravated vehicle taking and conspiracy to commit burglary. Inglesby was remanded in custody and was en route to HMP Birmingham.

He is believed to have fled the scene and approached a property nearby, threatening the owner and stealing a white Audi A3 convertible with black roof.

Inglesby, originally from the Crewe area, is described as about 5ft 8ins tall with short brown hair and blue eyes. His last known address was in Kirkby, Liverpool.

Extensive enquiries are ongoing to locate Inglesby.

Supt John Armstrong, of Cheshire Police, said: “While we do not believe Inglesby poses a risk to the public at large, anyone who sees him is urged not to approach him but should call 999 immediately.”

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call police on 101, quoting incident number 663 of March 19. Information can also be passed on anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.

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