Friday, June 29, 2012

John Massey Arrested following his Escape from Pentonville prison on Wednesday

Convicted murderer John Massey, who escaped from Pentonville prison on Wednesday, has been recaptured.

Massey, 64, used a makeshift rope, thought to be made from bed sheets, to escape over a wall from the north London jail on Wednesday evening.

Scotland Yard said he was arrested at about 5.15pm on Friday in Faversham, Kent.

Massey was sentenced to life imprisonment for shooting a bouncer with a sawn-off shotgun at a pub in Hackney, east London, in 1975, after his friend had been attacked.

It was the third time he has given guards the slip.

One of Britain's longest-serving prisoners, he escaped from Pentonville, a category B jail, at about 6.30pm on Wednesday.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "John Massey has this afternoon, Friday June 29, been arrested by detectives from the Metropolitan Police Service specialist crime and operations command.

"He has been taken into custody at a north London police station." Read More