Police are asking the public for assistance in locating two men who have absconded from HMP & Young Offenders’ Institution Hatfield in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
Damien Burns, 39, originally from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, and Dean Jackson, 27, from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, absconded from the open prison yesterday evening (Monday, 19 May).
Officers believe they may be attempting to make their way back to the areas they originate from as they do not have any known connections in the South Yorkshire region.
Burns was serving an indeterminate sentence, since 2007, for a knifepoint robbery and Jackson was on remand awaiting a sentence for a theft related matter.
If seen, police would strongly advise the public not to approach either man but to make contact with South Yorkshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 1009 or 1067 of 19 May 2014.