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Two men who escaped from London, Pentonville prison have been named

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Two men who escaped from Pentonville prison have been named, as police warn the public not to approach them.

James Whitlock, 31, and Matthew Baker, 28, used pillows to look like bodies to make it look like they were asleep.

It is understood they used diamond-tipped cutting equipment to break cell bars before scaling the perimeter wall of the north London prison.

Baker was waiting to be sentenced for attempted murder while Whitlock had been charged with burglary.

Following a trial at Snaresbrook Crown Court, Baker was found guilty on 4 October of the attempted murder of a man at a flat in Dagenham last year.

He was found not guilty of making threats to kill against a woman who witnessed the attack, the Met said.

He was due to be sentenced on 11 November.

The Met said Whitlock’s charges relate to 19 offences of theft from ATMs at various locations in the south-east of England between December 2015 and August 2016.

It is not known what clothes Baker and Whitlock, who has the word Tracy tattooed on his torso, were wearing when they escaped.

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