UK prison van escapee Wayne Connor caught in hotel
A man who escaped from a prison van after a daring armed raid by his friends has been caught in a hotel in Nottinghamshire, UK. The 20 year old man had been the subject of an intense police search the past week.
A suspected violent criminal who was freed from a prison van by armed men on Monday was recaptured in the early hours of this morning.
A manhunt was launched after Wayne Connor, 20, went on the run while being transported to court from Feltham young offenders institution in west London.
Connor escaped after two men wearing balaclavas stopped the prison van he was travelling in, smashed the driver's window and threatened an officer with a gun. Police warned the public not to approach the men and a search was launched using a police helicopter, specialist search teams and dog handlers.
Police said Connor was arrested just after midnight at Clumber Park hotel in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, by officers from Nottingham and the Metropolitan police's specialist crime directorate.