Pentonville escape: Inmate Matthew Baker in court over prison break charge

Matthew Baker appeared in court today. Picture: Met Police

Matthew Baker appeared in court today. Picture: Met Police - Credit: Archant

A Pentonville inmate appeared in court today charged with breaking out of the prison.

HMP Pentonville. Picture: PA

HMP Pentonville. Picture: PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Matthew Baker allegedly broke out of the Caledonian Road jail on November 7 by removing an iron bar and wire netting from the window of a cell, Highbury Corner Magistrates Court heard.

The 28-year-old was apprehended by police in Ilford three days later.

Wearing a grey sweatshirt, Baker confirmed his name and date of birth as he appeared via video link from Belmarsh prison.

He used a crutch to walk and was helped to stand by officers when the hearing finished.

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Chairman of the bench Petra Leseberg remanded him in custody to appear at Blackfriars Crown Court on Monday next week.

Reporting by Press Association

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