Tuesday 25 July 2017

Man (31) charged over Pentonville prison breakout

James Anthony Whitlock. Metropolitan Police/PA Wire
James Anthony Whitlock. Metropolitan Police/PA Wire
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A man has been charged with escaping from prison following the breakout of two inmates from HMP Pentonville.

James Anthony Whitlock, 31, was arrested at an east London address in Shepherds Lane, Homerton, east London, on Sunday.

He is charged with escaping from prison and is due to appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, Scotland Yard said.

Two men, aged 48 and 19, who were also arrested on Sunday on suspicion of assisting an offender have been bailed to return on a date in December.

Kelly Baker, 21, of Friars Close, Ilford, east London, has been charged with the same offence and appeared in custody at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Friday.

She was bailed to appear at Blackfriars Crown Court on December 9.

Matthew Baker, 28, who also escaped was arrested at an address in Ilford on November 9

He was taken to a north London police station, but was later taken to hospital for treatment to a leg injury and remains in hospital.

Scotland Yard launched a manhunt for two escaped prisoners after their escape was discovered shortly before midday on November 7.

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