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Monday 18 December 2017

Convicted murderer escapes from prison in London

Convicted murderer John Massey, 64, right, has escaped from HMP Pentonville in North London, left. Photo: PA
Convicted murderer John Massey, 64, right, has escaped from HMP Pentonville in North London, left. Photo: PA

A CONVICTED murderer, one of Britain’s longest serving prisoners, was last night on the run after escaping from jail.

John Massey, 64, was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a bouncer at a pub in Hackney, East London in 1975.



After being granted parole, he has already breached the terms twice; flouting his bail hostel curfew to visit his terminally ill father in 2007 and absconding from open prison to see his dying sister in 2010.



Now classed as a “potentially dangerous” category B prisoner, police have warned he should not be approached after escaping from Pentonville Prison in Islington, North London at around 6.30pm on Wednesday.

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