Category Archives: Escapes

Four remanded over prison van plot

Jermaine-BakerFour men allegedly involved in a plot to spring two convicts from a prison van, which saw a man shot dead by police, have appeared in court.

Jermaine Baker, 28, from Tottenham in north London, died from a single gunshot wound after an intelligence led operation carried out by the Met’s Organised Crime Command and Specialist Firearms Operational Command Unit on December 11, last year.

Nathan Mason, Gokay Sogucakli, Ozcan Eren and Eren Hasyer were arrested following the police operation near Wood Green Crown Court.

They all appeared at Woolwich Crown Court via video link from HMP Belmarsh, wearing tracksuits apart from Eren who was dressed in jeans and a sweatshirt. The youngest of the men, 18-year-old Sogucakli clutched what appeared to be prayer beads.

Eren, 31, of Douglas Road, Wood Green, and Hasyer, 25, of Kettering Road, Enfield, are charged with conspiracy to aid the escape of the two prisoners.

Mason, 30, of Vicarage Road, Tottenham, and Sogucakli, of the Roundway, Tottenham, face the same charge, as well as possessing an imitation firearm and using a motor vehicle taken without the owner’s consent.

All four are due to next appear at Woolwich Crown Court on February 29 for a plea hearing.

Representatives of the men indicated they would be contesting the case.

Two men, Izzet Eren, 32, and Erwin Amoyaw-Gyamfi, 29, were later jailed for 14 years each at the court for firearms and driving offences.

Following the shooting, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) launched a criminal homicide investigation into the death. This could see police face murder or manslaughter charges.

A firearms officer was suspended by the Met following a suggestion by the IPCC.

Dovegate escapee recaptured

A violent criminal who escaped from prison before reportedly fleeing to Spain has been arrested. Haroon Ahmed has been on the run since fleeing from HMP Dovegate, near Marchington, Staffordshire, on Wednesday afternoon. Claims emerged over the weekend that the 26-year-old had fled to Marbella on the Costa del Sol. He reportedly said he escaped… Continue Reading

Hunt for violent escaped Category B prisoner

Police are hunting for a prisoner convicted of a violent robbery who has escaped. Haroon Ahmed, 26, from the Derby area, escaped from HMP Dovegate, near Marchington, Staffordshire, at around 4.15pm on Wednesday, Staffordshire Police said. Due to his violent conviction police advise members of the public not to approach him but to instead ring… Continue Reading

Manhunt after prison officer stabbed and inmate escapes

A manhunt is under way for a notorious prisoner after he allegedly stabbed two prison officers and fled from a hospital in Ireland. Derek Brockwell, 53, was being taken to Tallaght Hospital in south Dublin from high security Portlaoise Prison for a medical appointment when he made his reportedly violent escape. One of the prison… Continue Reading

Killer, Rapist & Arsonist among 77 who have never recaptured

A killer, a rapist on a life sentence and an arsonist who may never be released from prison are among the 77 prisoners who have escaped in the last ten years without being recaptured, it has been revealed. International drugs traffickers and firearms owners sentenced to life are also among the absconded prisoners who escaped… Continue Reading

Prison Van break out gang jailed

A gang who broke two prisoners out of a custody van in an armed raid in Greater Manchester were jailed. A trio of armed men broke prisoners Ryan MacDonald and Stevie McMullen free from the vehicle during the audacious breakout in Salford. The gang smashed a window with an axe before threatening the van driver… Continue Reading

Hunt on for escaped prisoner

A manhunt has been launched after a prisoner escaped from custody in Cheshire. John Inglesby, 28, made off from a GeoAmey prison van at 5.25pm on Wednesday as he was being transported from Macclesfield Magistrates’ Court to HMP Birmingham. He had earlier appeared in court charged with aggravated vehicle taking and conspiracy to commit burglary… Continue Reading

Maze Prison Officers Ignored Management

Out-of-control warders took over the running of the Maze Prison after the IRA escape in 1983, a secret Irish government report states. Declassified documents show Irish officials warned the British government to take back control of the notorious jail before republican paramilitaries starting killing “easy target” prison officers. Dublin’s then Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Barry… Continue Reading

man in court after jail van escape

A man charged with escaping lawful custody after two people were sprung from a prison van will appear in court today. Stevie McMullen, 21, will appear before Manchester magistrates, Greater Manchester Police said. Two men aged 27 and 25 who were arrested on Sunday near Lancaster University on suspicion of assisting an offender remained in police custody… Continue Reading