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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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Scotland Yard: Escaped prisoner has been arrested

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "John Massey has this afternoon, Friday June 29, been arrested by detectives from the Metropolitan Police Service specialist crime and operations command.

"He has been taken into custody at a north London police station."

John Massey Credit: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

He was found following an intelligence-led operation, the spokesman said.

A second man was arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting an absconder and was also taken into police custody.

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

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