Convicted murderer found by police in Blackburn

John Charles Johnson

John Charles Johnson

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A CONVICTED murderer who absconded from prison has been found and arrested in Blackburn.

John Charles Johnson, 57, was last seen at HMP Kirkham prison on 27 December 2013.

He was serving a life sentence for murder and burglary.

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3:10pm Tue 29 Jul 14

noddy57 says...

Forget the Rehabilitation argument " when will the home office learn ? stop all this home leave and prison transfers to open jails for lifers coming to the end of their sentences because they only end up on the run and costing us more in resources and making us all look like fools yet again.
Forget the Rehabilitation argument " when will the home office learn ? stop all this home leave and prison transfers to open jails for lifers coming to the end of their sentences because they only end up on the run and costing us more in resources and making us all look like fools yet again. noddy57
  • Score: 23

3:38pm Tue 29 Jul 14

travel happy wanderer says...

How can he have last been seen at HMP Kirkham prison on 27th December 2014.
How can he have last been seen at HMP Kirkham prison on 27th December 2014. travel happy wanderer
  • Score: 13

3:41pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Eric Shawn says...

travel happy wanderer wrote:
How can he have last been seen at HMP Kirkham prison on 27th December 2014.
Time traveller... that's how he escapes.
Well, being only a murderer serving life there is no need for him to escape, they let him out.
[quote][p][bold]travel happy wanderer[/bold] wrote: How can he have last been seen at HMP Kirkham prison on 27th December 2014.[/p][/quote]Time traveller... that's how he escapes. Well, being only a murderer serving life there is no need for him to escape, they let him out. Eric Shawn
  • Score: 16

3:44pm Tue 29 Jul 14

The Seagull has landed says...

travel happy wanderer wrote:
How can he have last been seen at HMP Kirkham prison on 27th December 2014.
The cops now have Delorean's as traffic cars.
[quote][p][bold]travel happy wanderer[/bold] wrote: How can he have last been seen at HMP Kirkham prison on 27th December 2014.[/p][/quote]The cops now have Delorean's as traffic cars. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 9

3:48pm Tue 29 Jul 14

vivaespania says...

escaped before time,eh2014?
escaped before time,eh2014? vivaespania
  • Score: 9

6:57pm Tue 29 Jul 14

The Seagull has landed says...

The LT makes a cockup as usual by getting the wrong date on the story so they simply delete everyone's comments.

A bit touchy today aren't we LT?
The LT makes a cockup as usual by getting the wrong date on the story so they simply delete everyone's comments. A bit touchy today aren't we LT? The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 11

7:15pm Tue 29 Jul 14

johnleo says...

The Seagull has landed wrote:
The LT makes a cockup as usual by getting the wrong date on the story so they simply delete everyone's comments.

A bit touchy today aren't we LT?
It says 2013 not 2014.
Read the article before you post.
[quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: The LT makes a cockup as usual by getting the wrong date on the story so they simply delete everyone's comments. A bit touchy today aren't we LT?[/p][/quote]It says 2013 not 2014. Read the article before you post. johnleo
  • Score: -11

7:18pm Tue 29 Jul 14

barryinthailand says...

johnleo wrote:
The Seagull has landed wrote:
The LT makes a cockup as usual by getting the wrong date on the story so they simply delete everyone's comments.

A bit touchy today aren't we LT?
It says 2013 not 2014.
Read the article before you post.
It did say 2014 before everyone pointed it out.
[quote][p][bold]johnleo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: The LT makes a cockup as usual by getting the wrong date on the story so they simply delete everyone's comments. A bit touchy today aren't we LT?[/p][/quote]It says 2013 not 2014. Read the article before you post.[/p][/quote]It did say 2014 before everyone pointed it out. barryinthailand
  • Score: 13

7:44pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Samantha ;) says...

Only took 8 months
Only took 8 months Samantha ;)
  • Score: 7

9:27am Wed 30 Jul 14

ikap22 says...

Apparently this chap used to work for LT!
Apparently this chap used to work for LT! ikap22
  • Score: 6

12:25pm Wed 30 Jul 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Probably murdered a stories then !!! LOL
Probably murdered a stories then !!! LOL ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 4

1:09pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Stone Island: says...

johnleo wrote:
The Seagull has landed wrote:
The LT makes a cockup as usual by getting the wrong date on the story so they simply delete everyone's comments.

A bit touchy today aren't we LT?
It says 2013 not 2014.
Read the article before you post.
Has it not occurred to you, that the LT may have changed it once they realised their error? Think before you post!
[quote][p][bold]johnleo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: The LT makes a cockup as usual by getting the wrong date on the story so they simply delete everyone's comments. A bit touchy today aren't we LT?[/p][/quote]It says 2013 not 2014. Read the article before you post.[/p][/quote]Has it not occurred to you, that the LT may have changed it once they realised their error? Think before you post! Stone Island:
  • Score: 2

3:02pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Bad News Barrett says...

You know its a great story when all the comments are about the date error lolz
You know its a great story when all the comments are about the date error lolz Bad News Barrett
  • Score: 4

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