Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Featured Product Categories

Featured Corrections Product

Most Popular Articles

Escapes Article


Print Comment RSS Bookmark


UK police search for escaped murderer

Police are warning the public not to approach 64-year-old John Massey

The Associated Press

LONDON — British police are searching for a convicted murderer who escaped from a north London jail.

Police are warning the public not to approach 64-year-old John Massey, who was serving a life sentence for the murder of a man at a pub in east London in 1975.

Authorities have not revealed how Massey escaped, but the BBC reported that he scaled a wall using a makeshift rope.

Massey has eluded custody before. Britain's media reported that after being granted parole, he broke the terms to visit his terminally ill father in 2007. He escaped again in 2010 after hearing news that his sister was gravely ill.

The prison, Pentonville, houses up to 1,250 male prisoners.  It is more than 150 years old and was considered a model for prison architecture.

Associated PressCopyright 2015 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

 



Most Commented Articles
1. NC prison worker accused of helping inmate escape Corrections Article Comments17
2. Murder suspect slugs lawyer after he's found not guiltyCorrections Article Comments12
3. Shorter Calif. prison officer academy to start next monthCorrections Article Comments10
4. Jail staff tires of inmate's mattress anticsCorrections Article Comments10
5. UK correctional officer attacked during transport diesCorrections Article Comments9
6. Corrections officer who gave meat to 2 inmates arrested after their escape Corrections Article Comments9
7. New groom spends night in jail on charges he assaulted brideCorrections Article Comments9
8. Report gives harrowing detail of Neb. prison 'rampage' Corrections Article Comments9
9. DA: Tools involved in NY prison escape hidden in frozen hamburger meat Corrections Article Comments7
10. Official: 1 escaped murderer fatally shot, other is on runCorrections Article Comments6

Back to previous page