A convicted murderer who was on the run for 48 hours has been arrested.
John Massey, 64, used a makeshift rope, thought to be made from bed sheets, to escape over a wall from Pentonville prison in north London on Wednesday evening.
Scotland Yard said he was arrested at about 5.15pm yesterday in Faversham, Kent.
Massey was sentenced to life imprisonment for shooting a man dead with a sawn-off shotgun at a pub in Hackney, east London, in 1975.
Scotland Yard said the convicted murderer John Massey who escaped from Pentonville prison on Wednesday has been arrested this afternoon in Faversham in Kent. Massey escaped by climbing over a wall using sheets tied together to make a rope.
Police release a new image of John Massey the convicted murderer who has escaped from HMP Pentonville yesterday evening.
A "potentially dangerous" murderer has gone on the run for the third time after escaping over the walls of Pentonville Prison using a makeshift rope.
John Massey, one of Britain's longest-serving prisoners, made off from the category B jail in Islington, north London, at around 6.30pm yesterday.
The 64-year-old used a makeshift rope to escape over a wall and was not spotted in time by prison officers, sources said.
Police have launched a man hunt for a convicted murderer who has escaped from jail.
64-year-old John Massey escaped from Pentonville Prison in Islington, North London at around 6:30pm yesterday evening.
Massey was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a man at a pub in east London in 1975.
Scotland Yard said he is considered "potentially dangerous" and should not be approached.
A convicted murderer has escaped from a prison in Islington.
Police say that 64-year-old john Massey made off from HMP Pentonville at around 18:30 today.
They say that he is potentially dangerous and should not be approached by the public.