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Escaped murderer arrested

Convicted murderer John Massey, who escaped from Pentonville prison on Wednesday was arrested this afternoon in Faversham, Kent, Scotland Yard said.

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Convicted murderer escapes from Pentonville prison

John Massey made off from Islington prison last night at around 6:30pm Credit: Met Police

Police are appealing for help in tracing a convicted murderer who has escaped from HMP Pentonville.

John Massey made off from the Islington prison at around 18.30 this evening.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a man at a Hackney pub in September 1975.

He is considered potentially dangerous and police have urged the public not to approach him, but to call Islington Police on 0207 421 0296 if they have any information on his whereabouts.

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