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Woman charged over Pentonville prisoner's escape

Matthew Baker Image copyright Metropolitan Police
Image caption Matthew Baker was recaptured after three days on the run

A woman has been charged with assisting an offender after an inmate who escaped from Pentonville prison was recaptured.

Matthew Baker, 28, was found after three days on the run. Kelly Baker, 21, of Ilford, was arrested on Wednesday.

Baker was awaiting sentencing for attempted murder when he broke out of the north London prison with fellow inmate James Whitlock on Monday.

Ms Baker appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Friday. Whitlock, 31, is still being sought by police.

A second woman, aged 24, was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender on Thursday and remains in custody at an east London police station.

A 33-year-old man who was also arrested on Wednesday has been released on bail.

District judge Jill Allison bailed Ms Baker to appear at Blackfriars Crown Court on 9 December.

Image copyright Metropolitan Police
Image caption James Whitlock remains at large after he escaped with Baker

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