North East men escape from Doncaster prison

Barry Lynn and Michael Forster escaped from Hatfield Prison yesterday (November 25).
Barry Lynn and Michael Forster escaped from Hatfield Prison yesterday (November 25).

Police have launched a man hunt after two inmates escaped from a Doncaster prison.

Barry John Henry Lynn, 35, from the Scotswood area of Newcastle and 41-year-old Gateshead man Michael Forster escaped from Hatfield Prison, in Thorne Road at around 1pm yesterday (Wednesday, November 26).

Officers in both the South Yorkshire and Northumbria force areas are currently looking for the men, who are thought to be in a blue Vauxhall Astra.

There is a possibility that the men may be in the north east and enquiries are ongoing to locate them.

The public are urged not to approach the men but to contact police on 101 with any information as to there whereabouts.

Anyone who sees the men is asked to contact officers using 999.