Kent Police, in partnership with officers from the Metropolitan Police Service, have arrested two men in East London on suspicion of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
On 3 May, Kent Police began a search for Michael Wheatley, who had failed to return to HMP Standford Hill after being released on temporary licence.
At 2pm on 7 May two men, aged 55 and 53, were arrested in the Tower Hamlets area and are now in police custody. The 55 year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of being unlawfully at large.
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