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Pentonville prisoner denies breaking out of jail

Matthew Baker Image copyright Metropolitan Police
Image caption Matthew Baker was arrested in Ilford on 9 November

A prisoner has denied escaping from HMP Pentonville.

Matthew Baker, 28, was arrested in Ilford on 9 November after he was reported missing from the north London jail two days earlier.

Baker was being held at the prison when he is alleged to have escaped alongside James Whitlock, 32.

He entered a not guilty plea during a short hearing at Blackfriars Crown Court. His trial is scheduled for 5 June.