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Police Recapture 3 Escaped Convicts

MONDAY, JAN. 9, 1995

Police on Sunday recaptured three convicts on the Isle of Wight, less than five miles from the maximum-security prison they escaped from five days before.

Murderers Keith Rose, 45, and Andrew Rodger 44, were cornered near a terminal where ferries depart for the 10-mile voyage to Southampton on the south coast of England.

A spotter plane and dogs hunted down the third fugitive, Matthew Williams, 25, who had been convicted of arson and bomb-making. Williams tried to escape by swimming across a river.

Police have been watching the island’s harbors since the escapes.

The three men, all serving life sentences, fled Parkurst Prison on Tuesday night by using a copy of a master key and a homemade ladder.


 
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