An “extremely dangerous” prisoner who stabbed a man three times in the back in Islington is being hunted by police – after a clerical error meant he was released from jail months into a nine-year sentence.
A CCTV camera pointing towards the sky and metal bars being hurled over the walls are just some of the reasons why people with homes next door to HMP Pentonville say they feel unsafe. EMMA YOULE finds out what it’s like to live within metres of one of Britain’s most notorious jails.
When George Osborne announced the closure of Holloway Prison a year ago, many people darkly muttered three words: ‘Expensive luxury flats.’ But it doesn’t have to be this way, community campaigners told James Morris.
The days when people will be paying to live in Holloway Prison, rather than being forced to, came one step closer after the Ministry of Justice appointed property agent Bilfinger GVA to advise on the sale of the site.