Pentonville prison break: Man charged with harbouring escaped prisoner

Patrick Grafton-Green
Escape: Matthew Baker (left) and James Whitlock broke out of prison: Metropolitan Police

A man has been charged with harbouring a prisoner who escaped from Pentonville jail.

Shaun Power, 33, of Kettering Road, Romford, was charged on Thursday, Scotland Yard said.

He has been bailed to appear before Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Friday.

Police launched a manhunt after Matthew Baker and James Whitlock escaped from HMP Pentonville on November 7 last year.

Scott O'Reilly, 49, of Shepherd's Lane, east London, was charged with assisting an offender last month.

He has been bailed to attend Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court on Thursday, April 13.

In addition, a 19-year-old was arrested and bailed but will face no further action, and a 24-year-old woman has been bailed pending further enquiries.

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