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.’