UK prison escapees ‘left mannequins in their beds’

Two prisoners are on the run in London after a dramatic escape from Pentonville Prison.

James Anthony Whitlock, 31, and Matthew Baker, 28, were discovered missing on Monday, 7 November.

Sky News reports the pair had left mannequins in their beds and used diamond-tipped cutting equipment to break through their cells.


Metropolitan Police released a statement, urging the public not to approach the escapees as they could become violent.

“Detectives are advising the public not to approach two men who escaped from a north London prison earlier today,” the statement reads.

Baker was found guilty of attempted murder two weeks ago having stabbed a man in Dagenham following a dispute while Whitlock was on remand having been charged with conspiracy to burgle.

PHOTO: Metropolitan Police

PHOTO: Metropolitan Police

The pair remain on the run with a major manhunt currently underway.