Pentonville Prison escape: James Whitlock found in Hackney and arrested
PUBLISHED: 08:08 14 November 2016 | UPDATED: 08:08 14 November 2016
The second Pentonville Prison escapee was arrested by police in Hackney yesterday.
James Whitlock, 31, was arrested at a property in Shepherds Lane, near Homerton Hospital, at about 4.30pm.
Whitlock, who was on remand for alleged burglary offences, escaped from the Caledonian Road prison with attempted murderer Matthew Baker – his cell mate – on Monday. Baker was arrested on Thursday after being found in Ilford. He is currently in hospital with a leg injury.
A 48-year-old man and a 19-year-old man were also arrested yesterday, on suspicion of assisting Whitlock.
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