MERSEYSIDE Police need your help in their hunt for two men who have escaped from prison.

Thomas John Quadrio and Michael Arthur O'Leary absconded from HMP Kirkham prison in Preston on New Year's Day and haven’t been seen since.

Quadrio is described as 5ft 11in tall, of slight build with brown hair and blue eyes. The 33-year-old has links to Cheshire and Merseyside.

He was sentenced at Chester Crown Court to five years in prison in May 2016 for drugs offences.

O'Leary, 34, who also goes by the names David Barker and Paul Michael Silk, is 6ft 1in tall and of medium build.

He has brown hair and blue/green eyes. He has a tattoo of Jesus on his left upper arm.

O'Leary was sentenced to three years in prison in April 2016 at Chester Crown Court for burglary and theft. He has links to Manchester.

Anyone who knows of the whereabouts of these men is asked not to approach them, but to instead contact police on 101 quoting log number LC-20180101-0175.