Prisoner John Anslow charged after arrest in Cyprus

John Anslow John Anslow escaped near HMP Hewell in January last year

An inmate arrested in Cyprus has been charged with conspiracy to escape from lawful custody, police have said.

John Anslow, 32, from Tipton in the West Midlands, escaped near HMP Hewell in Worcestershire in January 2012.

He was arrested in the Alancak area of northern Cyprus on 13 March and deported by the Turkish Cypriot authorities.

West Mercia Police said he will appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Monday, 25 March

He is also charged with murdering Richard Deakin in Staffordshire in 2010.

Nine men appeared at Birmingham Crown Court last week in connection with his escape.

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