'Skull cracker' in custody after Tower Hamlets arrests

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.

– Kent Police

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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.