John Anslow prison van escape: Tenth man remanded

Prison van in Hewell Lane, Tardebigge, near Bromsgrove
Image caption Windows of the van were smashed with sledgehammers

A tenth man, charged over an inmate's escape from a prison van on the way to court, has been remanded in custody.

John Anslow, who was on remand accused of murdering a man in Staffordshire in 2010, was freed by masked men near HMP Hewell in Worcestershire last year.

A 28-year-old man from Liverpool has been charged with conspiring to assist with the escape from lawful custody.

He was remanded in custody at Birmingham Magistrates' Court and is due to reappear in court on 7 June.

Last month, nine other men appeared in court charged with the same offence.

Mr Anslow, 32, from Tipton was also charged with conspiracy to escape from lawful custody following his return to the UK from Cyprus, where he had been arrested before being deported for immigration offences.

He is still to face court proceedings regarding the murder charge.

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