Three people arrested after prison van escape

Three people have been arrested by police investigating the escape of two prisoners from a prison van last week.

Officers from Greater Manchester Police, supported by colleagues from Lancashire, "carried out a strike" on a car near Lancaster University this afternoon.

Three men, aged 31, 27 and 25, who were travelling in the car have been arrested.

The 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of escaping from lawful custody.

The other two men were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

They have been taken into police custody for questioning.

– Greater Manchester Police

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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.