• Short Summary

    FLOODLIGHTING AND CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION CAMERAS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED AROUND LONDON'S WORMWOOD SCRUBS PRISON TO FOIL ESCAPE BIDS.

  • Description

    FLOODLIGHTING AND CLOSED-CIRCUIT TELEVISION CAMERAS HAVE BEEN INSTALLED AROUND LONDON'S WORMWOOD SCRUBS PRISON TO FOIL ESCAPE BIDS. IT WAS FROM WORMWOOD SCRUBS THAT GEORGE BLAKE, SENTENCED TO 42 YEARS FOR SPYING FOR THE SOVIET UNION, ESCAPED TWO MONTHS AGO.

    SINCE BLAKE'S ESCAPE, A COMMISSION OF INQUIRY, HEADED BY EARL MOUNTBATTEN, HAS BEEN LOOKING INTO THE SECURITY SYSTEMS OF PRISONS IN BRITAIN. THIS WEEK THE COMMISSION VISITED HOLLOWAY, LONDON'S PRISON FOR WOMEN.

    MEANWHILE A NATION-WIDE MANHUNT IS BEING CARRIED OUT BY POLICE FOR FRANK MITCHELL, A VIOLENT CRIMINAL SERVING A LIFE SENTENCE, WHO ESCAPED FROM A PRISON WORKING PARTY ON DARTMOOR, IN DEVONSHIRE, FOUR DAYS AGO.

    THE NUMBER OF CONVICTS WHO HAVE ESCAPED FROM BRITISH PRISONS DURING THE PAST YEAR AMOUNTS TO OVER 500.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA80VSEU529RMYN6FUVS8C6YYJ2
    Media URN:
    VLVA80VSEU529RMYN6FUVS8C6YYJ2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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