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The #skullcracker has been detained

Kent Police, in partnership with officers from the Metropolitan Police Service, have today (7 May) 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, who had failed to return to HMP Standford Hill after being released on temporary licence.

At 2pm on 7 May two men, aged 55 and 53, were arrested in the Tower Hamlets area and are now in police custody. 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 Metropolitan Police Service, Surrey Police, and the public for their assistance with our enquiries.’

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