Prisoner admits Alcatraz-style escape

A dangerous inmate today (mon) admitted escaping Pentonville Prison by placing dummies in his bed in an Alcatraz-style breakout. Matthew Baker, 29, and cellmate James Whitlock, 32, fooled guards with blankets and pillows made to look as if he was still in bed overnight on 7 November last year. Baker broke his leg in two places during the escape and was discovered hiding under a bed at his sister’s house in Ilford, Essex, two days later. Whitlock was arrested at…

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