Live updates

Murder suspect taken to high-security prison

  • Staffordshire Police say Anslow was arrested for immigration offences in the Alancak area of Northern Cyprus on Wednesday before being deported by the Turkish Cypriot authorities
  • He was arrested upon arrival at Heathrow Airport earlier today before being transferred to a high-security prison
  • Anslow is due to appear via video link at Stafford Crown Court on Monday for failing to appear at court

Advertisement

Fugitive murder suspect flown back to the UK

A murder suspect who escaped from a prison van more than a year ago has been flown back to the UK after being arrested in Northern Cyprus.

John Anslow, a murder suspect who escaped from a prison van more than a year ago Credit: PA Wire

32-year-old John Anslow was being transported to Stafford Crown Court when he escaped from the van near HMP Hewell Grange near Bromsgrove in January 23 last year.