A convicted murderer has been arrested, 48 hours after escaping from Pentonville prison in north London.
John Massey, 64 was sentenced to life imprisonment for shooting a man dead with a sawn-off shotgun at a pub in Hackney, east London, in 1975.
On Wednesday Massey used a rope made of bedsheets to escape over a prison wall.
It was his third escape, the previous ones from a parole hostel and Ford open prison, as he attempted to visit ill or dying relatives.
Scotland Yard said he was arrested at about 5.15pm yesterday in Faversham, Kent.
A spokesman said: "John Massey has this afternoon, Friday June 29, been arrested by detectives from the Metropolitan Police Service specialist crime and operations command.
"He has been taken into custody at a north London police station."
A second male was arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting an absconder and was also taken into police custody.
The Prison Service is investigating how Massey managed to elude staff.
Although Pentonville is a category B prison, the category C prisoner was held there. Category C prisoners are described as those "who are not trusted in closed conditions, but unlikely to escape".
A Prison Service spokesman said: "This continues to be the subject of a thorough ongoing investigation and Mr Massey will be returned to prison custody as soon as possible.
"We always press for the heaviest penalties for those who escape or attempt to escape."