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Murder suspect charged over prison van escape
9:46am Saturday 23rd March 2013 in Local
MURDER suspect John Anslow has been charged with conspiracy to escape custody.
The 32-year-old escaped from a prison van as it left HMP Hewell, Tardebigge, more than a year ago.
He was arrested in the Alancak area of Northern Cyprus for immigration offences on March 13 and deported by the Turkish Cypriot authorities.
He was charged by detectives yesterday following his arrest on return to the UK on March 16.
Anslow had been at large since escaping from a prison escort van near HMP Hewell in January 2012, where he was being held after being charged with the murder of Richard Deakin in Chasetown, Staffordshire, in July 2010. He is still to face court proceedings regarding the murder charge.
Anslow is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday in connection with the prison van escape.
Nine other men have previously appeared in court charged with conspiracy to assist in the escape from lawful custody of Anslow.