Two prisoners have escaped from Pentonville prison. While no details have been released about the prisoners’ identities or the crimes they committed, they are believed to have escaped sometime last night.
A source said guards raised the alarm when they found mannequins in their beds this morning. The men are also believed to have used “diamond-tipped cutting equipment” during their escape.
The prison is located in Islington, North London. It holds more than 1,300 prisoners. It is a B/C type prison, meaning prisoners do not require maximum security but could cause risk to the public if they escape.
The prison has been sharply criticised over the past two years due to the quality of its facilities. Prisoners housed at Pentonville have escaped on at least three occasions during the last decade.