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Prisoner escapes after van ambush in Worcestershire

A prisoner charged with murder over a fatal shooting escaped after a "well-orchestrated armed ambush", Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke said.

John Anslow, 31, escaped in Hewell Lane, Tardebigge, near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire at 08:20 GMT.

West Mercia Police said three balaclava wearing men carrying sledgehammers, smashed the windscreen and driver's window of the prison escort van.

Officers said Mr Anslow, from Tipton, was considered "dangerous".