'Skull Cracker' robber captured in armed raid

The convicted robber known as the Skull Cracker has been arrested after an armed raid in Surrey this morning. Police say Michael Wheatley - who fled Standford Hill open prison on Saturday - has been detained.

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Photo shows moment of armed robber's capture

A photo provided to ITV News by a witness shows the moment that the convicted robber known as the 'Skull Cracker' was detained by police officers in east London.

The moment when police officers captured the 'Skull Cracker'. Credit: ITV News

Police had been searching for Michael Wheatley after he failed to return to an open prison in Kent after being released on temporary licence.

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