Convicted murderer escaped from prison using knotted sheets
The Italian police were hunting for the 36-year-old man since Wednesday
Police in Italy have launched a manhunt to find a convicted murderer who broke out from a jail in Palermo, Sicily, on Wednesday.
To make his escape, the 36-year-old broke the bars of his cell. He then climbed down the wall of the Pagliarelli facility using sheets that he had tied with knots, The Local reported from Il Fatto Quotidiano.
The man, originally from Albania, has a criminal recorded littered with offences including murder, burglary and extortion.
This was not the first time the man had successfully escaped from prison.
He was moved to Pagliarelli prison in March this year, after he broke out of a facility in Parma in February 2013, Rai News reported.
In February of this year, two inmates at a prison in Rome also used knotted sheets to escape from a prison in Rome.
Last week in the UK, a prisoner nicknamed the ‘Skull Cracker’, escaped from a prison in Kent after he absconded from day release.
55-year-old Michael Wheatley, who earned his name by viciously pistol-whipping his victims during bank and building society robberies, was caught on Wednesday.
He is charged with robbery of £18,350, possessing an imitation firearm and being unlawfully at large.
Redhill Magistrates remanded him in custody to appear at Guildford Crown Court on 29 May.
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