Murderer sought after prison escape
A murderer has escaped from prison, police said. [29 June 2012]
John Massey, 64, made off from Pentonville Prison in Islington, North London at around 6.30pm.
Scotland Yard said he is considered "potentially dangerous" and should not be approached.
Massey was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a man at a pub in Hackney, East London in 1975.
A police spokesman said: "Police are appealing for help in tracing a convicted murderer who has escaped from HMP Pentonville.
"He is considered potentially dangerous and should not be approached by the public if he is seen."
Anyone with information of Massey's whereabouts is asked to call Islington Police on 020 7421 0296, or people can inform Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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