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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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Forensics examine ambushed prison van

A police officer stands guard at the crime scene where two men escaped from a prison van. Credit: PA Wire

The ambushed van was operated by prisoner escort firm GEOAmey and was on its way to a courtfrom privately-run HMP Altcourse near Liverpool.

Altcourse is run by G4S, the firm behind the Olympics security fiasco, and was the first designed, constructed, managed and financed private prison in the UK.

A forensic police officer takes photographs at the crime scene. Credit: PA Wire

The Category B jail takes young offenders and adult male prisoners either sentenced or on remand from courts in Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales and can hold up to 1,324 prisoners.

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