Two men have been sentenced for escaping from prison

Two men have been sentenced for escaping from prison.

Matthew Baker and James Anthony Whitlock, escaped from HMP Pentonville on 7 November 2016. Both were subsequently located and arrested.

They were sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on Thursday, 15 June.

Matthew Baker, 29 (16.03.88), was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment, to run consecutively with his minimum term for the life sentence he is currently serving.

James Anthony Whitlock, 32 (04.01.85) was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment to run consecutively to his current custodial sentence.

Both had pleaded guilty to the above offence at Blackfriars Crown Court.

Two women involved in the investigation have pleaded guilty.

Kelly Baker, 22 (14.06.95) of Friars Close, Ilford pleaded guilty to harbouring an escaped prisoner.

Chelsea Gibson, 25 (25.11.91) of Four Seasons Close, E3 pleaded guilty to assisting an escaped prisoner.

Both women will be sentenced at Blackfriars Crown Court on Monday, 3 July


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