Footage released of Salford prison van attack

Police have released dramatic footage of an armed attack on a prison van that freed two prisoners.

A masked gang wielding an axe, a sledgehammer and a shotgun stopped the van on Regent Road on April 30 last year.

They smashed a window, hit the driver, and forced him to release Ryan McDonald and Stephen McMullen.

Today 12 people were convicted of a several of charges ranging from assisting an offender, to conspiracy to escape, to firearms offences in connection with the incident.

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12 people convicted over prison van escape

12 people have been convicted over an armed attack on a prison van in Salford that freed two prisoners. The attackers wielded an axe, a sledgehammer and a shotgun in the incident.