'Skull Cracker' In Custody In London

Kent Police, in partnership with officers from the Metropolitan Police Service, have arrested two men in East London on suspicion of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

On 3 May, Kent Police began a search for Michael Wheatley, 55, who had failed to return to HMP Standford Hill after being released on temporary licence.

At 2pm on today two men, aged 55 and 53, were arrested in the Tower Hamlets area and are now in police custody in connection with an incident in Sunbury-on-Thames. The 55 year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of being unlawfully at large.

DCI Ann Lisseman from Kent Police said: "We are no longer looking for Michael Wheatley. We would like to thank our colleagues at the Metropolitan Police Service, Surrey Police, and the public for their assistance with our enquiries."

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