A man charged with escaping lawful custody after two people were sprung from a prison van in Salford has appeared in court.
Police are appealing for the help of the public to trace a wanted man from Manchester.
Police in Greater Manchester are offering a £10,000 reward for information leading to the capture of two prisoners on the run.
Three teenagers have been bailed after two groups of children were allegedly robbed at knifepoint in Salford. The boys aged either 11 or 12-years-old, were walking through the Buille Hill Park area when they were approached by at least two offenders who were on bicycles.
– Detective Sergeant Julie Connor, Greater Manchester Police
"The children who were robbed of their mobiles are shaken up and to be confronted by the threat of such violence has understandably caused them and their families a lot of distress. We have extra patrols in the area and I would urge anyone who has concerns to call police immediately. The matter was reported quickly and police officers attended within minutes of the original call and subsequently three people were arrested and have been bailed while our inquiries continue. "
Police are investigating after two groups of schoolchildren were allegedly robbed. Officers say the boys aged 11 and 12, were robbed at knifepoint in Salford by masked men.
Police have recaptured a prisoner who escaped from a security van in Salford.
Ryan McDonald was arrested just over an hour ago in Ordsall. He broke out of a prison van in rush hour on Regent Road ten days ago.
He has been arrested on suspicion of escaping custody.
Police have been given more time to question a man about the escape of two men from a prison van in Salford. A manhunt is continuing for Ryan McDonald following his escape. Stevie McMulen was rearrested. There is a ten thousand pound reward.
– Detective Chief Superintendent Darren Shenton, GMP
"Since the two prisoners were sprung from a GEOAmey prison van last week, our officers have been working round-the-clock to trace these fugitives and bring them back into custody. As a result, we have returned McMullen to prison, charged a further two men with assisting an offender and a third man remains in custody on suspicion of aiding and abetting an absconder from lawful custody which is testament to the diligence of officers and how well our inquiries are progressing."
A man will appear at Manchester Crown Court today charged with escaping lawful custody.
31 year Stevie McMullen was arrested after two people escaped from a prison van that was ambushed in Salford last week.
Police have issued a 10 thousand pound reward for the arrest of Ryan McDonald who is still at large.
Stevie McMullen, the man captured after allegedly escaping from a prison van in Salford, has been committed by magistrates to appear at Manchester Crown Court tomorrow.
One of two men who escaped from a prison van in Salford last week is back in police custody.
Stevie McMullen was arrested after police stopped a car in Lancashire.
Ralph Blunsom reports:
Police are offering a ten thousand pound reward for information leading to the capture of two prisoners, who've been on the run since Tuesday.
Ryan MacDonald and Stevie McMullen escaped when their prison van was ambushed in Salford by three masked men.
Greater Manchester Police have also released CCTV images of MacDonald carrying out robberies in the hope of tracking him down.
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