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Ordsall woman charged in Salford prison van escape case

Posted by Editor on 31st October 2013 at 12:15 PM
Ordsall woman charged in Salford prison van escape case

By Tom Rodgers
Picture by Dawne Sheldrick-Keating

A woman from Ordsall is the 14th person to be charged after two prisoners were sprung from custody in Salford in April 2013.

It's the latest in a series of arrests by Greater Manchester Police.

Last week Keith Kelsey, 29, of Cedar Place, Salford, was charged with conspiring with others to facilitate the escape from lawful custody of Ryan McDonald and Stevie McMullen.

On 30 April two Salford prisoners, 30-year-old McMullen and 21-year-old McDonald, escaped from a GEOAmey van on Regent Road in Ordsall after a gang smashed the windows before threatening a guard at gunpoint.

The two prisoners escaped into the nearby Ordsall estate, sparking a two-week manhunt by Greater Manchester Police.

McMullen was arrested in Lancaster on 5 May while McDonald was arrested at a house in Ordsall on 10 May, just 500 yards from where the prison van was sprung.

Kelsey appeared at Manchester City Magistrates' Court on Friday 25 October 2013 and was remanded in custody to appear at Manchester Crown Court on 7 November 2013.

Now Mavis Chapman, 64, of West Crown Ave, Ordsall, Salford, is charged with perverting the course of justice.

She is due to appear at Manchester City Magistrates' Court on 12 November 2013.

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