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Pentonville Prison escape: Matthew Baker arrested but James Whitlock still at large

PUBLISHED: 09:25 10 November 2016 | UPDATED: 10:08 10 November 2016

Matthew Baker escaped from Pentonville Prison. Picture: Met Police

Matthew Baker escaped from Pentonville Prison. Picture: Met Police

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A convicted attempted murderer who escaped from Pentonville Prison on Monday has been arrested.

James Whitlock escaped from Pentonville Prison. Picture: Met PoliceJames Whitlock escaped from Pentonville Prison. Picture: Met Police

Matthew Baker, 28, was arrested in Ilford last night and remains in custody. His accomplice James Whitlock, 31, remains at large.

Two other people - a woman aged 21 and a man aged 33 – were also arrested with Baker and remain in custody.

Whitlock, 31, was on remand having been charged with conspiracy to burgle, namely 19 offences of theft from ATMs in the south-east of England between December last year and August.

He is described as a white man of slim build. He has the word ‘Tracy’ tattooed on his torso. It is not known what clothing he had on when he escaped from the prison.

Police reiterated previous advice to the public not to approach Whitlock and call 999 if they see him. Anyone with information on Whitlock’s whereabouts can also call police via 101. To give information anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org


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