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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Prison Service investigating how murderer escaped from HMP Pentonville

The Prison Service is investigating how Massey managed to elude staff.

A Prison Service spokesman said:

This continues to be the subject of a thorough ongoing investigation and Mr Massey will be returned to prison custody as soon as possible.

We always press for the heaviest penalties for those who escape or attempt to escape.

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