1. ITV Report

Man in court charged with escaping lawful custody

Stevie McMullen, 21, is charged with escaping lawful custody. Photo: Greater Manchester Police

A man charged with escaping lawful custody after two people were sprung from a prison van in Salford has appeared in court.

Stevie McMullen, 21, was remanded in custody by Manchester magistrates and will appear at Manchester Crown Court on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.

Two men aged 27 and 25 who were arrested on Sunday near Lancaster University on suspicion of assisting an offender remained in police custody for questioning.

A £10,000 reward remained on offer for information leading to the arrest of Ryan MacDonald, 20, who was freed by three masked men in Salford when he was on his way to court on Tuesday.

More on this story