Man convicted of Hackney murder escapes from Pentonville

On the lam: John Massey's hair is said to be greyer than in this image.

A man convicted of  a 1975 murder in Clapton, escaped out of Pentonville Prison yesterday at approx. 6.30pm yesterday 27 June.

John Massey, 64,  who is described by police as “potentially dangerous”,  shot and killed pub bouncer Charles Higgins, outside The Cricketers pub on Clarence Road.

Anyone with information of Massey’s whereabouts is asked to call Islington Police 0207 421 0296; if you wish to remain anonymous please call Crimestopppers on 0800 555 111.


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