Detectives have launched an urgent appeal after a gun runner escaped from prison.
Joseph Halsall, 25, is on the run after absconding from an open conditions jail in Warrington on Monday morning.
Police believe he is making his way back to Liverpool, with his last address in the Tuebrook area of the city.
He was jailed in 2018 after he and two other crooks ordered four semi-automatic pistols, a silencer and 150 bullets over the dark web from America.
Together with Daniel Humphreys and Josh Ali, they planned to flog the guns to armed criminals in Liverpool as the deadly haul was hidden inside a guitar amp.
But a US Homeland Security special agent discovered the Austrian-made Glock 19 handguns, suppressor and bag of 9mm ammunition.
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