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Fugitive armed robber 'Skull Cracker' is captured

Police say Michael Wheatley - who fled Standford Hill open prison on Saturday - has been detained.

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Hunt for 'Skull Cracker' ends in high speed police chase

According to an eyewitness police caught Michael Wheatley after a high speed police chase which ended with a black BMW crashing into a block of flats near Mile End Tube station.

I heard all these sirens and looked out to see a black BMW smash into one of the new blocks of flats.

I couldn't believe what was going on. Two men were in the car, one got out and did a runner but the other one was on the ground at the foot of police in seconds.The police were on them in seconds. The other man was caught running down the street moments later. All of a sudden there were around eight police cars, marked and unmarked, on the street, blocking everything off.

– Eyewitness, speaking anonymously

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