Wrongly released attempted murder suspect who posed 'risk to the public' rearrested

Jordan Lee Francois, 18, was on remand at Wandsworth Prison when he was mistakenly released prompting a police search

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A teenage attempted murder suspect who was wrongly released from prison has been recaptured by police.

Jordan Lee Francois, 18, was on remand at Wandsworth Prison when he was mistakenly released by authorities.

Police said that Francois had links to north London and was rearrested in Edmonton, in the north of the capital, at 5.35am this morning.

A £10,000 reward had been offered by the Metropolitan Police for information leading to the recapture of the attempted murder suspect.

Detective Chief Inspector Noel McHugh from the Homicide and Major Crime Command, who led the investigation, said that he believed Francois may have presented a "risk to the public".

The prison service has now said that it will "formally investigate" the incident.

A spokesman added: "Releases in error are a very rare but regrettable occurrence. The number of incidents has fallen significantly in recent years with figures down by a quarter compared to 2009/10 but every incident is taken extremely seriously and we are not complacent."

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