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Prison van escapee caught

Stevie McMullen, one of two men sprung from a prison van in Salford last week, has been arrested in a car in Lancashire, Greater Manchester Police said today. The second man, 19-year-old Ryan McDonald, is still at large.

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Ambush likely to involve 'smuggled mobile phone'

A Prison Service source suggested the prison van ambush would probably involve one of the escapees having access to a smuggled mobile phone.

A phone call could then be made or a text sent to let the armed gang know which prison van they were in and so which vehicle to target, among the number of vans making their way from jail to Manchester Crown Court.

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