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UPDATE: Man guilty of Manslaughter arrested in Blackpool

64 year old Hughie Scanlon absconded from HMP Kirkham during his life sentence.

Scanlon was wanted wanted after absconding from HMP Kirkham last week

He was sentenced to life in prison at the Old Bailey in March 1997 for manslaughter.

Scanlon absconded from HMP Kirkham on Thursday (September 26) and police have been searching for him since then.

Scanlon, 64, who was jailed for life at the Old Bailey in March 1997 for manslaughter, was arrested yesterday (Sunday, September 29th) at an address in Blackpool.

He is currently in custody.

Police would like to thank all those who have helped with our appeals to trace Scanlon.

Your help and support is always appreciated and is invaluable in our efforts to keep our communities safe.

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