Public urged not to approach escaped prisoner

Police have urged the public not to approach 64-year-old John Massey, a convicted murderer who escaped from Pentonville prison earlier this evening.

Massey was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a man at a pub in Hackney, East London in 1975.

Police said:

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

He is considered potentially dangerous and should not be approached by the public if he is seen."

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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.