Two people in custody following prison van escape

Two people have been detained following the escape of two prisoners from a prison van near Manchester.

A manhunt is under way following the escape, which occurred when van they were travelling in came under attack in Salford.

A 28-year-old woman and 24-year-old man were detained at a house on suspicion of being involved in assisting an offender.

The man was also arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs and breaching a court order.

They remain in police custody for questioning.

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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.